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recently released

winding through seaweed

2020

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for soprano saxophone and tape c.3'

Commissioned by Jenny Gillies and Nevis Ensemble, for Jenny Akroyd, as part of the Lochan Sketches project, 2020. Premiere on BBC Radio Scotland, Classics Unwrapped.

stranger, morning
2020

for voice and orchestra c.9-10'

Text by Rufus Isabel Elliot. Version for solo voice and piano also available.

Heartstrings

2020

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for violin and violoncello c.6'

World premiere by Jackie Shave and Robert Irvine, as part of Red Note Ensemble's Noisy Nights go Digital series.

 

Significant works

Large Ensemble & Music Theatre

stranger, morning
2020

The Strange Musician

2018-2019

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Safe
2018

for solo voice and orchestra c.9-10'

for violinist/actor, 3 d/Deaf actors, mezzo-soprano, BSL narrator/actor conductor, flute (doubling piccolo), horn, trumpet, saxophone, percussion, string quartet, contrabass c.26'

for orchestra c.25'

Text by Rufus Isabel Elliot. Version for solo voice and piano also available.

World premiere by Glasgow New Music Expedition and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students at Plug 9: Finale with GNME and Philip Venables, RCS, Glasgow.

Artwork by Angus Dunn

A tribute to Alasdair Dunn

Vox Dystonic
2017-2018

for projected text, live BSL, piano, percussion, accordion, and string quartet c. 11'30"

World premiere by RCS MusicLab and Rylan Gleave at PLUG 9: The Composer is Present, RCS, Glasgow.

Artwork by Angus Dunn

N.B. unavailable for repeat performances. Video available upon request.

 

Small Ensemble

In waves
2020

before, and since

2020

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In a sea of screaming I hear your voice
2020

for string quartet c.7'

for digital ensemble c.3'

for brass septet c.8-9'

Commissioned by the RCS for the Edinburgh Quartet.

Made in collaboration with poet Beag Horn and artist Kirstie Cohen.

Selected and purchased for a concert of Disabled composers' work from around the world by Crossing Borders Music, who will premiere the piece.

Selected for JACK Studio, 2020-2022 by JACK Quartet for a professional recording project.

Comissioned by sound for Any Enemy Ensemble, for live performance over Zoom.

Second performance scheduled in 2020 by Any Enemy, live-staged.

Awarded Second Prize in the Diversity Initiative Call for Scores Septet Category. World premiere scheduled in 2021.

Sediment
2020

To hold the left hand
2020

1 Page Tributes
2020

for brass trio c.6'

for piano and string quartet c.12'30"

for live performers and tape c.5'40"

Awarded an Honourable Mention in the Diversity Initiative Call for Scores Trio Category.

A reflection on faith on one's own terms.

Tape featuring Echoes by Elizabeth Foster, and vocals by Alasdair Dunn.

Caeneus
2020

As long as I have a host
2020

We have always lived in uniform
2020

for saxophone quartet c.11'

for clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano c.6'

for 6 player percussion ensemle c.7'30"

A collection of human stories.

A reflection on mental health. Includes string scordatura.

A heated response to authority and brutality.

I could
2019-2020

Permanent Address

2019

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Don't call me that!

2018-2019

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for oboe, bassoon, trumpet, violin, and violoncello c.6'30"

for clarinet, violin, viola, and violoncello c.10

for string quartet c.12'

World premiere by Red Note Ensemble at Oakwood Primary School, Easterhouse. Second performance in Red Note Ensemble; Eight Songs for a Mad King, Cottier's Theatre, Glasgow.

World premiere by Hebrides Ensemble at Diversions at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.

Diversions was awarded 2 Scottish New Music Awards; The RCS Award for Making it Happen and The ISM Music Prize for Collaborations. 

Photopraphy by Alasdair Dunn 

Awarded the Walter & Dinah Wolfe Memorial Award, 2019.

World premiere by The Brodick Quartet at Fridays at One, PLUG 8: Brodick Quartet, RCS, Glasgow.

 

Solo & Duo

winding through seaweed

2020

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Heartstrings

2020

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Unpitched skin

2020

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for soprano saxophone and tape c.3'

for violin and violoncello c.5'

for classical guitar c.5'

Commissioned by Jenny Gillies and Nevis Ensemble, for Jenny Akroyd, as part of the Lochan Sketches project, 2020. Premiere on BBC Radio Scotland, Classics Unwrapped.

World premiere by Jackie Shave and Robert Irvine, as part of Red Note Ensemble's Noisy Nights go Digital series.

World premiere by Sasha Savaloni, as part of Red Note Ensemble's Noisy Nights go Digital series.

you are embodied air, afloat

2020

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A strange, hollow mercy
2020

Stolen Hours

2019

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for viola and tape c.10'

for violin and piano c.5'

for out-of-tune piano and tape c.6'30"

World premiere by Rufus Isabel Elliot, Glasgow, 2020.

Written in 48 hours as an endurance exercise. Awaiting world premiere.

Artwork by Cole Thompson

Recording by Alina Horváth and mastering by Amit Anand, 2020. Recordings taken of Alasdair Dunn.

Artwork by Angus Dunn.

Six Weather Pictures

2019

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As long as I have a host
2020

am

2018

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for tenor saxophone and piano, with optional live signed description c.11'

for clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano c.6'

for projected text, live BSL, and piano c.14'

Awarded the 2018/2019 Kimie Composition Prize, and commissioned by Live Music Now Scotland for the Gelos Duo, funded by Kimie Trust. Two performances at The Yard, Edinburgh, for children with additional support needs.

Artwork by Angus Dunn

A reflection on mental health. Includes string scordatura.

Supported by Creative Scotland, Sonic Bothy, DaDaFest, and Unlimited. Performed by Electra Perivolaris and Rylan Gleave. Two performances at The Scottish Music Centre, 2018 and A Sign of Things to come, 2019.

 

Vocal & Choral

There will be no end
2020

Walrus
2020

Windows
2017-2018

for youth choir and piano c.3'30"

for solo low voice and piano c.5'

for high voice and piano c.15'30

Commissioned by Dr. Paul Whittaker OBE for Scunthorpe Junior Cooperative Choir. Text by Anne Macleod. Awaiting world premiere in 2021. SATB version also available.

Text by Elizabeth Foster.

Song cycle with text by Elizabeth Foster. Versions for low and medium voice also available.

Distinguished Guests

2017-2018

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for live vocals and tape c.6'

World premiere by Rylan Gleave at PLUG 2: Sonic Arts, RCS, Glasgow.

 
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