Large Ensemble & Music Theatre
boyh (bringer of your hair)
For string quartet, piano, and two dancers c.5'
Commissioned by Crossing Borders Music and Momenta Dance Company, with choreography by Julia Cox, and dancers Connor Cornelius and Robbie Williams. Music performed by Marianne Parker, piano; Rasa Mahmoudian and Owen Ruff, violins; Seth Van Embden, viola; and Tom Clowes, cello.
For high, medium, and low voice, flute, 2 violins, 2 cellos, and fixed electronics c.10'
Commissioned by Shadwell Opera as part of their Digital Commission series. Libretto by Max Chase.
UNSUNG II; even from a loved one
for flute, clarinet, harp, violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass c.9'
Streamed in soundfestival October 2021.
The Strange Musician
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'
cold with him
for clarinet, violin, viola, and violoncello c.5'
World premiere by Red Note Ensemble, as part of Noisy Nights at sound unbound.
for string quartet c.7'
World premeiere by Crossing Borders Music.
Selected to represent Scotland at the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2021.
before, and since
for digital ensemble c.3'
Second performance in soundfestival by Any Enemy, live-staged.
In a sea of screaming I hear your voice
for brass septet c.8-9'
Awarded Second Prize in the Diversity Initiative Call for Scores Septet Category. World premiere scheduled in 2021.
for oboe, bassoon, trumpet, violin, and violoncello c.6'30"
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.
for clarinet, violin, viola, and violoncello c.10
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.
Second performance by Red NNote Ensemble scheduled in soundfestival 2021.
Photography by Alasdair Dunn
for string quartet c.12'
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
supine (it lay)
for violon cello and piano c.7
Written for Jennifer Langridge and Benjamin Powell of Psappha Ensemble, as part of their Composing for... scheme, 2020-21.
for electric guitar and tape c.6'
Composed for Explorathon 2020, in collaboration with the University of St. Andrews, and inspired by the research of Sam Pearson. Written for Fraser Gordon of Ashenspire, and performed in Explorathon by Eli Thayer of Marine Anthropology.
for flute and electronics c.6'
for soprano saxophone and tape c.3'
for violin and violoncello c.5'
World premiere by Jackie Shave and Robert Irvine, as part of Red Note Ensemble's Noisy Nights go Digital series.
for classical guitar c.5'
for out-of-tune piano and tape c.6'30"
Live premiere by Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, Bishopsgate, 2021.
Recordings taken of Alasdair Dunn, with permission.
Artwork by Angie Dunn.
Six Weather Pictures
for tenor saxophone and piano, with optional live signed description c.11'
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 Angie Dunn
for projected text, live BSL, and piano c.14'
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
After a dream
Written on the Touretteshero Young Artist Development Programme 2021, exploring current and former voice.
for solo high voice and triangle (1 player) c.6'
World premiere by Lisa Newill-Smith, soprano.
There will be no end
for youth choir and piano c.3'30"
for high voice and piano c.15'30
Song cycle with text by Elizabeth Foster. Versions for low and medium voice also available.
for live vocals and tape c.6'
World premiere by Rylan Gleave at PLUG 2: Sonic Arts, RCS, Glasgow.