Works List

Solo Woodwind

caught breath of time (flute doubling altoflute) (10′) (1982)

Flute Tetralog for Laura Chislett

vier darmstädter aphorismen

  • Venezia (flute) (2′) (1986)
  • piccolo fragment from Dark Neumes (piccolo) (2′) (1987)
  • A.R.T.A.U.D. (bassflute) (3′) (1988)
  • gelb : violett (altoflute) (7′) (1989)

dé/ployé (piccolo) (8′) (1987)

sulle scale della Fenice (flute) (10′) (1986–89)

closing lemma (flute) (10′) (1987–91)


Flute Pentalog for Carlton Vickers

dawn is a girl, removing her necklace of stars (open-hole flute [or altoflute]) (12′) (2017)

geminy (2017)

  • geminy (open-hole altoflute) (18′)
  • geminy A & B (open-hole altoflute) (8′ + 8′)

apricity ([open-hole] bass flute) (10′) [in preparation] (2017– )

heliotropic (piccolo) [in preparation] (12′) (2017– )

Brancusi’s Birds (open-hole flute) (15′) [in preparation] (2017– )


AKJH (wooden closed-hole flute) (8′) [in preparation] (2017– )

time (solo bass or basset clarinet) (6′) (1979)

ruins within (clarinet in A) (10′) (1992–94)

the sadness of detail (2002)

  • folded version (clarinet) (10′)
  • unfolded version (clarinet) (10′)

ghosts of motion (clarinet d’amore) (10ʹ) (2020)

burns (alto saxophone) (6′) (1989)

‘e/meth (oboe or soprano saxophone) (10′) (1995)

shards (solo recorder: playing bass, tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino, garklein) (10′) (2011–12)

Solo Piano

topologies (12′) (1978)

tilt (8′) (1985)

passing bells (2004/2020)

  • passing bells (45′)
  • passing bells: day (25′)
  • passing bells: night (20′)

Piano Sonata (100′) (2015–16)


Phase Portraits
Book One

zero-knowledge protocols (2′) (1973)

helical (3′) (1975)

tenebroso (6′) (1978/2003)

dancing qualia (10′) (1978/ )

tiento de medio registro alto (3′) (1978/2003)

small box of time (8′) (2013/ )

Pas Seul I: reading Takahashi (3.5′) (1979/93)

Pas Seul II: vectorial (3.5′)

Appendix to Book One

Pas Seul III: rushes (piano duet) (6′) (1979/96)


Book Two – [microsonata]

into the wormworks (6′) (1984/95)

esperance (4′) (1986)

E-330 plays (6′) (1991/2003)

Appendix to Book Two

mem(e) (bassflute and piano) (5′) [Red House edition] [currently under revision] (1994)


Book Three – the heretical bagatelles

BD & double [Brett Dean] (4′) (2009)

AG [Anna Goldsworthy] (3′) (2008/12)

KS [Kathryn Sullivan] (2′) (2009/12)

AB 1- 7 (Ordre concis) [Andrew Bernard] (7′) (2014– )

flex for AR [Alex Raineri] (7′) (2017)

PdeJ 1 (facetiae) [Peter de Jager] (9′) (2017)

PdeJ 2 (austerer measures) (6′) (2017)

PdeJ 3 (laminar flow) (5′) (2017)

  • [When all three PdeJ pieces are performed as a group they should be referred to as the Sonata de Jager]

MK [Mark Knoop] (5′) (2017– )

forAY [Adam Yee] (5′) (2017– )

JD [John Davis] (5′) (2017– )


Book Four

the heart’s algorithms (13′) (1993/99–2002)

ik(s)land[s] fragment (2′) (1997/98)

(the) Barry Jones Dances (15′) [in preparation] (2013– )


Organ

compostela/finisterre (large organ) (18′) (2005–06 extended 2009)

Solo Percussion

small box of time (marimba) (8′) (2013)

luminous (vibraphone) (8′) (2020)

dark integers (vibraphone) (6′) (2020)

Solo Guitar

severance (8′) (1988–94)

asymptotic freedom (17′) (1997–99) [Red House edition]

in Chasm City (7-string electric guitar) (19′) [edited by Mark Wilson] (2018)

unquiet (10′) [in preparation] (2019– )

noctuary (10-string guitar) (12′) [in preparation] (2019– )

Chamber Music

First String Quartet (65′) [rewrite completed–score forthcoming] (1985/2019)

Second String Quartet (20′) [in preparation] (2018– )

sum over histories (string trio) (15′) [new version] (2006/18– )

fundamental processes (trio basso–viola, cello, contrabass) (20′) [new version] (2008/18– )

funk (bass clarinet and untuned percussion) (10′) (1988–89)

‘atsiluth/shîn (flute, bass clarinet, and piano) (12′) [currently withdrawn for revision] (1991)

from n(ich)t (mezzo-soprano, recorder, guitar) (6′) (1999)

Liminal (cello and piano) [currently withdrawn: score being recopied] (8′) (1978/2004/2018)

Permutation City (percussion duo: playing two marimbas, vibraphone, and two octaves of crotales) (16′) (2005–08)

Blood Music (clarinet, seven-string electric guitar, and quarter-tone vibraphone) (13′) (2005)

e(i)ther (violin and piano) (13′) (2005)

an Hypallage (mezzo-soprano, baritone, harp (or piano)) [text: Lawrence Sterne] (3′) (2008)

diurnal (soprano and drone) [text: Arthur Haswell] (8′) (2014)

polyme(t)ric threads (E flat clarinet & soprano saxophone) (12′) (2017)

Ensemble Works

énoncé (sixteen instruments) (18′) (1983–84)

recueillement (baritone voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, trombone, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass) [text: Baudelaire] (12′) [currently withdrawn for revision] (1986/ )

driftglass (solo percussion and five amplified instruments) (10′) (1990)

beyond status geometry (percussion quartet) (20′) (1995)

ik(s)land[s] (mezzo-soprano and flute, clarinet, guitar, percussion, violin, cello) [text: berni m janssen] (20′) (1997–98)

eigenmomenta (flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello) (10′) (2000–01)

light-strung sigils (recorder and flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello) (15′) (2001–02)

the blinding access of the grace of the flesh (mezzo-soprano and flute, clarinet, guitar, percussion, violin, cello) [text: berni m janssen] (11′) (2003)

Agnî (from Agnî-Prometheus-Lucifer) (sixteen instruments) (10′) (2006)

Prometheus (from Agnî-Prometheus-Lucifer) (solo flute and fifteen instruments) (10′) [currently withdrawn for revision] (1992/2017– )

in Platonia (solo guitar (amplified) and flute, oboe, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello) (25′) [in preparation] (2011– )

crystallisation (baritone voice, and flute/alto/piccolo, oboe/melodica, B flat clarinet/E flat clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello) [text: Arthur Haswell] (10′) (2011)

flux (two flutes, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello) (18′) (2016)

Music Theatre

Chamber-music-theatre

heterotic strings (soprano and baritone voices, flute/alto/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais/melodica, B flat clarinet/E flat clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello) [text: Arthur Haswell] [incomplete] (40-60′) (2011– )

seven types of time machine (soprano/narrator, solo recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, trombone, two percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass) [incomplete] (50-60′) (2012– )

a composition lesson (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass voices, and six percussionists) [libretto by the composer] [in preparation] (60–70′) (2010– )

Chamber opera

We (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass voices, and ensemble) [libretto: Dustine Barnes, after Zamyatin] [in preparation] (80–120′) (2010–

Enoch Soames, a chamber opera after Max Beerbohm [libretto in preparation]

Large Ensemble and Orchestra

Symphony 1 (orchestra) (18′) [currently under re-orchestration] (1977–80)

Symphony 2 for three brass trios and percussion (20′) [currently withdrawn for revision] (1982/ )

Symphony 3: afterimages (orchestra) (20′) [currently under revision] (1987/ )

Symphony 4 (four voices and large orchestra) (21′) (1994–97)