Significant Works

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Stolen Hours

for out-of-tune piano and pre-recorded soundtrack c. 6'15"

Recording by Alina Horváth and mastering by Amit Anand, 2020.

Artwork by Angus Dunn

A strange, hollow mercy

for violin and piano c. 5'

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

Artwork by Cole Thompson

you are embodied air, afloat

for viola and pre-recorded track c.10'

Recording by Rufus Isabel Elliot, Glasgow, 2020.

I could

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.

Permanent Address

for clarinet, violin, viola, and violoncello c. 7'40"

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 

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 Angus Dunn

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'

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

Don't call me that!

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.


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.

Vox Dystonic

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

Distinguished Guests

for live vocals and pre-recorded track c.6'

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


© Rylan Gleave 2020