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3 Angels (2011), 3 intertwining songs

1/ The Angel of Wounds and Blessings, for soprano
2/ The Angel of Otherness, for mezzo soprano
3/ The Angel of Lamentation, for bass-baritone
Duration: 15′
Commissioned for Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart as part of Escalier du Chant Premiere of 3 Angels: 25 September 2011, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich; Also performed in a version made with large performative scroll (1 m x 16 m) 3 Angels + an elegy, premiere 3 December 2011, Theatrehaus Stuttgart
Score, 3 voice version, (Sy.4081), Ricordi Munich

Anactoria (1998)
For six percussionists
Duration: 15′
Commissioned by Synergy Percussion
Premiere: 19 September 1999, Sydney Opera House, Synergy Percussion
Score (138071), Ricordi Milano

Chang-O (1998)
For baritone and percussion
Text by Li Shang yin (in Chinese)
Duration: 8′
Commissioned by Darmstardt Ferienkurse 1998
Premiere: 22 July 1998, Darmstadt, Orangerie
Kurt Widmer, baritone, Mircea Ardeleanu, percussion
Score (138286), Ricordi Milano

Ehwaz (journeying) (2010)
trumpet and percussion
Duration: 15′, Commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild
Premiere: 10 July 2010, Sydney, Tristram Williams and Peter Neville
Sy. 4042,  Ricordi Munich

Gothic (1995-96)
For 8 solo strings (3Vln, 2Vla, 2Vc, D bass)
Duration: 10′
Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra/ANZ Bank
Premiere: 20 June 1996, Sydney, SCEGGS Hall
Australian Chamber Orchestra, conductor John Harding
Score (137405), Ricordi Milano

The Heart’s Ear (1997)
For flute, clarinet, string quartet (2Vln, Vla, Vc)
Duration: 12′
Commissioned by the Australia Ensemble
Premiere: 11 October 1997, Sydney, Clancy Auditorium
Australia Ensemble, conductor Dean Olding
Score (137810), Ricordi Milano

Hell (1992)
For string quartet (2Vln, Vla, Vc)
Duration:10′
Commissioned by Milano Musica
Premiere: 9 June 1992, Milan, Arditti String Quartet
Score (135889), Ricordi Milano

Inguz (Fertility) (1996)
For clarinet in A and violoncello
Duration: 6′
Premiere: 25 November 1996, Bremen, Bremer Podium Concert
Carl Rosman, clarinet, Rosanne Hunt, violoncello
Score (137626), Ricordi Milano

In the Shadow’s Light (2004) 
For string quartet (2 Vln, Vla, Vc)
Duration: 26′
Commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris
Premiere 29 November 2005, Paris, Cité de la Musique, Kairos Quartett
Score (RICL053), Ricordi London

Koto (1993)
For 8 musicians
Fl/picc, Ob.d’amore, Flugel horn, Koto, Vla, 2Vc, Perc
Duration: 12′
Premiere: 29 July 1994, Lismore, Churchill Auditorium,
Elision Ensemble, Satsuki Odamura koto, conductor Sandro Gorli
Score (136557), Ricordi Milano

Ming Qi (Bright Vessel) (2000)

Ming Qi (Peter Veale, Peter Neville)

For oboe and percussion
Duration: 3.5′, Commissioned by the Divertimento Ensemble

Premiere: 1 October 2000, Venice Biennale, Teatro Arsenale
Luca Avanzi oboe, Riccardo Balbinutti percussion
Score (138636), Ricordi Milano

Ochred String (2008)
for oboe, viola, ‘cello, double bass
Duration: 14′,
Commissioned by Musica Viva Festival 2008 with the support of the Ian Potter Foundation.  Premiere 10 February 2008, Villa Stuck, Munich
Score (RICL110), Ricordi London

The Quickening (2004-05) 
Soprano and qin (Chinese zither)
Text by Yang Lian
Duration: 22′
Commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris
Premiere: 29 November 2005, Paris, Cité de la Musique
Deborah Kayser, Yang Chunwei
Score (RICL054), Ricordi London

Ronda – The Spinning World (2016)
horn, tpt, tbn, harp, perc, vln, vla, vc, dbass + Smetak instruments
Duration: 16’+
Commissioned 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
Premiere: 25 February 2017, Alte Oper, Frankfurt
Ensemble Modern cond. Vimbayi Kaziboni
Score: Sy4499, Ricordi Berlin

Shimmer Songs (2006) 
‘double quartet’
For string quartet (2 Vln, Vla, Vc), harp, 3 perc
Duration: 15′
Commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
through the Fromm Foundation
Premiere 2007, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Score (RICL059), Ricordi London

Songs found in dream (2005) 
For 8 musicians
Ob, Bass Cl, Alto Sax, Trumpet, 2 Perc, Vc, D Bass
Duration: 16′
Commissioned by Salzburger Festspiele
Premiere: 20 August 2005, Mozarteum Salzburg,
Klangforum Wien conducted by Stefan Asbury
Score (RICL052), Ricordi London

Spirit Weapons (1999)
Part I for violoncello solo
Part II for contrabass clarinet and 3 percussion (small set-up)
The two parts may be performed separately
Duration: 17′ (Part I: 6’5″; Part II: 9′)
Commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain
Premiere: 4 November 1999, Paris, Centre G. Pompidou
violoncello Pierre Strauch, clarinets Alain Billard,
percussion: Vincent Bauer, Daniel Ciampolini and Michel Cerutti
Score (138579), Ricordi Milano

Street of Crocodiles (1995)
For 9 musicians
Fl, Ob, Alto Sax, Alto Tbn, Cimbalom/Perc, Vln, Vla, Vc, Baroque Vc
Duration: 14′
Commissioned by Ensemble Modern
Premiere: 3 November 1995, Frankfurt, Alte Oper
Ensemble Modern, conductor Ingo Metzmacher
Score (137227), Ricordi Milano

The turning dance of the bee (2016)
For 6 musicians
Flute/Picc/Alto flute, Bass clarinet, Piano, Percussion [River stone on cement tile, 2 Chinese gongs, Thai gong, 3 cowbells, tabla drum, temple block,tenor tom-tom], Violin, Violoncello
Duration: 14′
Premiere: 17 Nov 2016, Ensemble für neue Musik Zürich

Veil (1999)
For 7 Musicians
Fl/Bass Fl, Bass Cl, Tpt in C, Perc, Piano, Vln, Vc
Duration 10′
Commissioned by Ensemble für neue musik zürich
Premiere: 23 February 2000, Cologne, WDR Composer Portrait
Ensemble für neue musik zürich, conductor Jürg Henneberger
Score (138547), Ricordi Milano

Voodoo Child (1989)
For soprano and 7 musicians
Soprano, Fl/picc, Cl, Tbn, Perc, Piano, Vln, Vc
Text by Sappho (in Ancient Greek)
Duration: 11′
Commissioned by Radio Bremen
Premiere: 12 May 1990, Bremen, Festival Pro Musica Nova
Ensemble Avance, soprano Ingrid Schmithüsen, conductor Andras Hamary
Score (135688), Ricordi Milano

The Weaver’s Knot (2014)
For string quartet
Duration: 5′
Commissioned by Wittenertage für neue Kammermusik
Premiere: 10 May 2014, Arditti String Quartet
Score Sy.4352, Ricordi Berlin

Winding Bodies: 3 Knots (2014)
for alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, Norwegian hardingfele,
violin, viola, ‘cello, double bass
Duration: 16′
Commissioned by the Cikada Ensemble/Norwegian Arts Council.
Premiere: 11 September 2014, Ultima Festival Oslo
Score Sy.4378/01, Ricordi Berlin