large ensemble (10-27)

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The Alchemical Wedding (1996)     Shopping_Cart_Rounded_Solid-512.png     Unknown.png
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

Atlas of the Sky (2018)     iconmonstr-video-2.png
For soprano, 3 percussion and ‘crowd’
originally produced as a stage-work but also possible to perform as concert work
See link for detailed information
Texts by Bei Dao and Eliot Weinberger
Duration: 75′
Commissioned by Speak Percussion
Premiere: 18 June 2018, Melbourne Recital Centre
Jessica Aszodi, Speak Percussion & crowd of community participants
Ricordi Berlin score

City of Falling Angels (2007)     iconmonstr-video-2.png     Unknown-1.png
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

Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018)     Unknown.png     Unknown-1.png     See FAQs
For 12 musicians
for flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon/contrabassoon, trumpet, horn, tenor-bass trombone, piano, percussion, violin, ‘cello, double bass
Duration: 40′
Commissioned for Klangforum Wien by Wittenertage für Neue Kammermusik & with the support of the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund (Australia).
Premiere: 29 April 2018, Wittenertage für neue Kammermusik

Garden of Earthly Desire (1988)     Shopping_Cart_Rounded_Solid-512.png     Unknown.png
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)     iconmonstr-video-2.png     Unknown-1.png
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

Li Shang yin (1993)     Shopping_Cart_Rounded_Solid-512.png
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)     Shopping_Cart_Rounded_Solid-512.png     Unknown.png
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)     Unknown.png     Unknown-1.png
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)     Unknown.png     Unknown-1.png
solo violin & ensemble of 15 musicians
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)     Shopping_Cart_Rounded_Solid-512.png     Unknown.png     Unknown-1.png
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