large ensemble (10-27)

all works published by Casa Ricordi; see contacts

The Alchemical Wedding (1996)
For 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
Duration: 18′
Commissioned by ELISION and Ensemble Modern
Premiere: 30 October 1996 Melbourne, Melbourne International Festival
Elision Ensemble and Ensemble Modern, conductor Dominique My
Score (137517), Ricordi Milano

City of Falling Angels (2007)
For 12 percussionists
I. Miranda Visione, (10′), II. The Winged One (8′)
Duration: 18′
Commissioned by Lucerne Festival
Premiere: 5 September 2007, Lucerne Festival Percussion Group
conductor, Michel Cerutti
Score (RICL083), Ricordi London


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Garden of Earthly Desire (1988-89)
For 11 musicians
Fl/picc, Ob, Cl, Mand, Elec Guitar, Harp, Perc, Vln, Vla, Vc, D Bass
Duration: 26′
Commissioned by ELISION and Handspan Theatre
Premiere: 6 October 1989, Melbourne, Montsalvat Great Hall,
Elision Ensemble, conductor, Christopher Lyndon-Gee
with puppet theatre by Handspan Theatre
Score (135541), Ricordi Milano

How Forests think (2016)
For 10 musicians
37-pipe sheng, flute/bass flute, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet/bass clarinet,
alto saxophone, trumpet, tenor-bass trombone, percussion, ‘cello, dbass
Duration: 35’
Commissioned by ELISION and International Contemporary Ensemble ICE
Premiere: 3 Sept 2016, Bendigo
ELISION conducted by Carl Rosman, with Wu Wei (sheng)
Ricordi Berlin score (not yet available)

Li Shang yin (1993)
For Coloratura Soprano and 15 instruments
Text by Li Shang yin (in Chinese)
Ob, Cor Ang, Bsn, Cbsn, Sop Sax, Hn, slide Tpt, Tbn, Tuba, Harp, Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vc
Duration: 15′
Commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain
Premiere: 25 February 1994, Paris, Centre G. Pompidou
Ensemble Intercontemporain, soprano Françoise Kubler, conductor James Wood
Score (136298), Ricordi Milano

Machine for Contacting the Dead (1999-2000)
For 27 musicians including 2 soloists (Bass Cl/Cbass Cl & Vc)
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, Duration: 38′
Commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain
Premiere: 20 February 2000, Paris, Cité de la Musique,
Ensemble Intercontemporain, Alain Billard (Bass Cl/Cbass Cl),
Pierre Strauch (Violoncello), conductor Jonathan Nott
Score (138702), Ricordi Milano

Mother Tongue (2005)
For Soprano & 15 instruments
Text by Patricia Sykes
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
Duration: 36′
Jointly commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Festival d’Automne à Paris & ELISION. Poems commissioned by Liza Lim
Premiere 30 November 2005, Paris, Cité de la Musique
Ensemble Intercontemporain, soprano Piia Komsi, conductor Jonathan Nott
Score (RICL055), Ricordi London

Speak, Be Silent (2015)
solo violin & ensemble of 15 musicians. see score
solo vln & flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone,
tuba, percussion, piano, harp, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass
Duration: 20′
Commissioned by Ensemble Contrechamps with the generous support of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. Dedicated to Ensemble Contrechamps & David Grimal
Premiere: 29 September 2015, David Grimal (solo violin) with Ensemble Contrechamps conducted by Michael Wendeberg, Théâtre de l’Alhambra in Geneva.

Tongue of the Invisible (2010/11)
A work for 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
(in English)

Commissioned by the Holland Festival, musikFabrik and Kunststiftung NRW
Premiere: 8 June 2011, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Omar Ebrahim (baritone), Uri Caine (pianist) and Ensemble musikFabrik conducted by André de Ridder
Duration: 60′, Sy. 4063, Ricordi Munich

Tongue of the Invisible, Holland Festival

1. At dawn I heard the tongue of the invisible
2. Between the pages of the world (i) 3. This door is the mouth of love 4. Between the pages of the world (ii)
5. The roots of the world are entwined in the wind 6. Between the pages of the world (iii) 7. Encircling its towers with a silver coronet of song 8. Our embraces are a banquet of revolving time