Works

Most works are published by Casa Ricordi except installations & a text piece and there are also some withdrawn pieces listed below. Also see Ricordi worklist

1. Garden of Earthly Desire (1988-89), 11 musicians
Fl/picc, Ob, Cl, Mand, Elec Guitar, Harp, Perc, Vln, Vla, Vc, D Bass

2. Voodoo Child (1989), Soprano, Fl/picc, Cl, Tbn, Perc, Piano, Vln, Vc

3. The Oresteia (1991-93), opera
Memory theatre (opera); soprano, 2 mezzo soprano (mezzo soprano 2 also plays stage ‘cello), counter tenor, tenor, baritone & dancer (also vocalising); Fl/Picc, Ob/Cor Ang, Cl/Bass Cl, Tpt/Picc Tpt, Tbn. Turkish Baglama Saz (played by mandolinist) Electric Guitar, Perc, Vla/Vla d’amore, Vc, D bass

4. Amulet (1992), viola solo

5. Hell (1992), string quartet

6. Koto (1993), Fl/picc, Ob.d’amore, Flugel horn, Koto, Vla, 2Vc, Perc

7. Li Shang yin (1993), coloratura Soprano and 15 instruments
Ob, Cor Ang, Bsn, Cbsn, Sop Sax, Hn, slide Tpt, Tbn, Tuba, Harp, Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vc

8. Afterward: From a Tower (a translation)(1994), 7 night vigil & installation
(with artist Domenico de Clario & ELISION Ensemble)

9. Bardo’-i-thos-grol (The Tibetan Book of the Dead) (1994 & 1995)
7-night performance & installation with Domenico de Clario & ELISION

9. Cathedral (1994), orchestra [now withdrawn]

11. Burning House (1995), koto & voice (1 performer)

12. Street of Crocodiles (1995), 9 musicians
Fl, Ob, Alto Sax, Alto Tbn, Cimbalom/Perc, Vln, Vla, Vc, Baroque Vc

13. Sri Vidya – Utterances of Adoration (1995), choir & orchestra [now withdrawn]

14. Gothic (1995-96), 8 solo strings (3Vln, 2Vla, 2Vc, D bass)

15. The Cauldron – Fusion of the 5 Elements (1996)
2-part meditation & installation
with Domenico de Clario & ELISION

16. Inguz (Fertility) (1996), clarinet in A and violoncello

17. The Alchemical Wedding (1996), chamber orchestra (22 musicians)
2Fl/Picc, 2Ob (2. Cor Ang), Cl eflat, Cl bflat, Bass Cl, Alto Sax, Bsn/Cbsn
Hn, 2Tpt, Tbn – Perc. Angklung – Hp – Er-hu (Chinese Vln), 2Vln. 3Vc

18. The Heart’s Ear (1997), flute, clarinet, string quartet

19. Philtre (1997), violin or Hardanger fiddle

20. Anactoria (1998), six percussionists

21. Chang-O (1998), baritone and percussion

22. Veil (1999), Fl/Bass Fl, Bass Cl, Tpt in C, Perc, Piano, Vln, Vc

23. Yuè Lìng Jié (Moon Spirit Feasting) (1997-99), opera
Chinese ritual street opera in 7 parts For 3 singers, 9 instruments and live electronics. Fl/Picc/Bass Fl, Cl/Bass Cl, Alto Sax/Bar Sax, Tpt/Flugel Hn, 2 Perc, Koto, Er-hu, Vc

24. Sixteen touches of the zither (1999), koto as part of
Sonorous Body (1999), video installation with koto (with artist Judith Wright)

25. Spirit Weapons (1999-2000), I: ‘cello; II: contrabass clarinet and 3 perc.

26. Machine for Contacting the Dead (1999-2000), 27 musicians including 2 soloists
Bass Fl/picc, Fl/picc, 2 Ob (2. Cor Ang), 2 Cl in A, Bass Cl/Cbass (soloist), Bsn, Cbsn – Hn, 2 Tpt, Alto Tbn, Trbn, Tuba – 3 Perc – Harp, Piano – 2 Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vc (1. soloist),
D bass

27. Ming Qi (Bright Vessel) (2000), oboe and percussion

28. The Tree of Life (2001), orchestra [now withdrawn]

29. Ecstatic Architecture (2004), orchestra
Picc. 3Fl (1.Picc, 2.3. Bass Fl), 3 Ob, Cor Ang, 2Cl, 2Bass Cl, 2Bsn, 2 Cbsn –
4 Hn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn (1. Alto Tbn), Bass Tbn, Bass Tuba, 3Perc, Harp, Strings.

30. In the Shadow’s Light (2004), string quartet

31. The Quickening (2004-05), soprano and qin

32. Immer fliessender (2004), orchestra
Picc, 3Fl, 3Ob, Cor Ang, Cl eflat, 3Cl in A, Bass Cl, 3Bsn, Cbsn-
4Hn, 3Tpt, 3Tbn, Bass Tuba – 2Timp, 2Perc – 2Harp – Strings

33. Songs found in dream (2005), Ob, Bass Cl, Alto Sax, Trumpet, 2 Perc, Vc, D Bass

34. Mother Tongue (2005), soprano & 15 instruments
Sop, 2 Fl (2nd picc), Ob, Cl, Bass Cl, Alto/Bar Sax, Bsn/C Bsn,
Tpt, Tbn, 1 Perc, 2 Vln, Vla, Vc, D Bass

35. Flying Banner (after Wang To) (2005), orchestra
2Picc, 1Fl, 2Ob, Cor Ang, Cl eflat, Cl b flat, Bass Cl, 2Bsn, Cbsn-2Hn, Picc Tpt, Tpt,
2Tbn, Bass Tbn – Timp – 1Perc (5 Chinese gongs, 3 wood blocks, 2 temple blocks,
high tom-tom)-Strings

36. Glasshouse Mountains (2005), video, sculptures & sound installation
with artist Judy Watson, Rosanne Hunt (‘cello), Michael Hewes (sound design)

37. The Compass (2005-06), orchestra with solo flute & didgeridoo
Flute solo (Picc/Bass Fl); didgeridoo solo (both soloists are amplified)
4Fl (3.4.picc) 3Ob, Cor Ang, Cl eflat, 2 Cl b flat, Bass Cl, 3Bsn, Cbsn-
4Hn, 4Tpt, 4Tbn (4.tenor-bass), Tuba – 3Perc – Piano – Strings

38. Shimmer Songs (2006), string quartet (2 Vln, Vla, Vc), harp, 3 perc

39. City of Falling Angels (2007), 12 percussionists

40. Wild Winged One (2007), trumpet

41. Weaver of fictions (2007), alto Ganassi recorder

42. The long forgetting (2007), tenor Ganassi recorder

43. Sensorium (2007), version of Scene 2 of The Navigator, soprano, counter tenor,
tenor Ganassi/contrabass recorder, harp, viola d’amore

44. The Navigator (2007-08), opera for 5 singers, 16 instrumentalists and electronics

45. Well of Dreams (2008), alto trombone [only playable as part of ‘TON’]

46. Sonorous Body (2008), clarinet

47. Ochred String (2008), oboe, viola, ‘cello, double bass

48. TON (2008), ‘scena’ for mobile sculptures, audience and musicians
Collaboration with Sabrina Hoelzer (director), Volker Maerz (artist) & ELISION

49. The Four Seasons (after Cy Twombly) (2008), piano

50. Invisibility (2009), violoncello with two bows

51. Pearl, Ochre, Hair String (2010), for orchestra
2, Picc., 2, Engl. Horn, 1, Bass Cl., 2, Contrabass Cl. / 4, 3, 2, Bass Tromb., 1 (Btb.) /
Timp., 2, Perc. / Strings

52. The Guest (2010), orchestra with solo recorder solo
Solo: Baroque alto, Tenor Ganassi, Bassett recorders
2 (2 Picc. Afl). 2 (Eh). 1. Bkl (Kbkl). 1. Kfg. / 2 . 2. Picctr. 2 (Aps). Eu. 0. / 3 Schlzg Cimbalom. / 6. 6. 6. 6. 3.

53. Ehwaz (journeying) (2010), trumpet and percussion

54. Gyfu (gift) (2011), oboe

55. Tongue of the Invisible (2010/11), improvising pianist, baritone and 16 musicians
1 (Afl. Picc). 1 (Lupophon). 1 (Bkl. Kbkl). Asax (Barsax). 1 (Contraforte). / 1. 1 (Doppeltrtr. Flhr). Tbps. 0. Eu. / Schlzg. Cim. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.  Text by Jonathan Holmes after Hafez

56. Love Letter (2011), hand drum [freely available text piece]

57. 3 Angels (2011), soprano, mezzo soprano, bass-baritone

58. Axis Mundi (2012-13), bassoon

59. The Weaver’s Knot (2013-14), string quartet

60. Winding Bodies: 3 Knots (2013-14), 9 musicians,
AFl, Bass Cl, Piano, Perc, Hardanger fiddle, Vln, Vla, Vc, D-bass

61. The Green Lion eats the Sun (2014), double-bell euphonium

62. The Window (2014), 1/4-tone flugel horn

63. Tree of Codes (2013-15), opera
for soprano, high baritone, singer/clarinettist, fifteen other musicians (also vocalising), electronics + theatre performers

64. Rug Music (2015), harp solo

65. Speak, Be Silent (2015) concerto for violin & ensemble  of 15 musicians

66. an ocean beyond earth (2016), solo ‘cello work for Séverine Ballon
[‘cello prepared with thread & violin]

67. The turning dance of the bee (2015-16) alto fl, bass cl, piano, perc, vln, vc. Commission from 30th anniversary edition of Tage für neue Musik Zürich
for Ensemble für neue musik Zurich, premiere 17 November 2016

68. How Forests think (2015-16), sheng & ensemble
Sheng (Wu Wei), flute/bass fl, ob/cor ang, cl/bass cl, al sax, trumpet, tenor-bass trombone, percussion, ‘cello, double bass
[Co-commission ICE & ELISION Ensemble], 35’, premiere 3 Sept 2016

69. Ronda – The Spinning World (2016), 16′, horn, tpt, tbn, harp, perc, vln, vla, vc, dbass + Smetak instruments
as part of ‘Re-Inventing Smetak’, a joint project of DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Ensemble Modern and Goethe-Institutes São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador/Bahia, supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Frankfurt

70. An elemental thing, (2017) 8.5′ for solo wood block, for Eugene Ughetti, Speak Percussion. Premiere Sept 2017, Sydney

71. The Su Song Star Map, (2017) 12′, violin solo for Ashot Sarkissjan
Premiere Feb 2018, Boston

72. The Table of Knowledge (2017), 18′
for double bass solo (also with preparation & voice) for Florentin Ginot
Premiere May 2018, Acht Brücken, Cologne

73. Roda – The living circle (2017), 7′, for solo trumpet for Tristram Williams.
Premiere August 2017, Melbourne

Works in progress

73. Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2017-2018), 40′, 12 musicians:
Fl (+Alt+Bass-Fl), Ob, Cl (Bass-Cl), Bsn (C-Bsn), Tpt, Hr, Tbn, Piano, Perc, Vln, Vlc, Dbass
Klangforum Wien for April 2018 premiere, Wittenertage für neue Musik

74. Atlas of the Sky, (2017-18), 60′ Stage-work for soprano, 3 percussionists and chorus/crowd. Premiere June 2018, Speak Percussion, Melbourne

75. The Dunhuang Star Map, (2018) flute solo for Paula Rae

76. Pharmakon (2018), work for 2 trombones for Weston Olencki & Matt Barbier, for Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik, Nov 2019

77. work for bass flute and contrabass flute (2018-19), for Claire Chase

76. work cycle for saxophones (2018-19), 60′, for Sigma Quartet

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