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OPERA & MUSIC THEATER

RASHOMON: the opera (1995/99)
Opera for 5 singers, mixed choir and computer-

Premiere: ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany the 31 October, 1997.
Performed by Vocem. Directed by Henry Akina.

Duration 60 mins.

THE BAGHDAD MONOLOGUE (2007)
music theatre piece for soprano and computer-

Premiere: Adevantgarde Festival, Munich, Germany the 22 of June, 2007.
Duration 38 mins.


SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

APOCRYPHAL DANCES (1996/97)
-for symphony orchestra and computer-
3.3.3.3 4.3.3.1 pft. string section & computer

Premiere: studio 1, BBC Maida Vale, London, March 27, 1997, performed by the BBC Sympnony Orchestra conducted by Martin Brabbins
Duration 20 mins.


CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

MARIMBA CONCERTO ( 1993)
-for solo marimba and chamber orchestra -
Fl.- Ob.- Cl.- Cl. B.- 2 Cor.- Tr.-Trb.- Timp. - Pf.- Vl.1 - Vl.2 - Vle.- Vc. - Cb.
(24 players min.).

Premiere: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, June 23th 1993, performed by the ensemble L'Itineraire conducted by Pascal Rophe.
Duration 19 mins.


CHOIR or large vocal ensemble

EPITAFIOS (1999) for mixed choir and computer
Choir size: 40 singers (minimum 24 singers)

Premiere: Le Bouffes du Nord, Paris, June 19th 1999, The New London Chamber Choir conducted by James Wood.
Duration 28 mins.

EPITAFIO PARA BORGES (1998) for mixed choir a cappela
Choir size: 40 singers (minimum 24 singers)
Duration 5 mins.

LA TRAMA (2002/03) for mixed choir and computer
preferred choir size: 36/40 singers

Premiere: Theaterhaus Wangen, Festival ECLAT, Stuttgart, February 6th 2003, Choir of the Südwestrundfunk (SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart) conducted by Michael Alber.
Duration 26 mins.

GREED (2011/12) for 12 singers & electronics
Premiere: Festival Les Détours de Babel, Amphitheatre - Point-de-Claix, France, March 29, 2012, vocal ensemble Temps Relatif conducted by Luc Denoux


LARGE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

ALGEBRA ON FIRE (1988/91)
-19 players and computer -
Fl.- Ob.- Cl.- Cl. B.- 2 Cor.- Tr.-Trb.- Mba.- Timp.- Pf.- 3 Vlns.- 2 Vle.- 2 Vc. - Cb.

Premiere: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, May 23th 1991, performed by the ensemble L'Itineraire conducted by Mark Foster.
Duration: 22 mins.


SMALL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (up to 10 players)

COLISIÓN Y MOMENTO (2002/05)
(for 7 players with or without conductor)
Fl..- Cl.- Pf.- Vln.1 - Vln. 2 - Vla.- Vc.

Premiere : Ensemble Alternance, March 10, 2005, Salle Cortot, Paris, France
Duration 15 mins.


CUADERNO DEL RITMO (2000/01)
(for 9 players and conductor)
Fl..- Cl.- Pf.-Percussion- Vln.1 - Vln. 2 - Vla.- Vc.-Cb

Premiere of 1st version: October 10th , 2000 Universitetes Aula, Ultima Festival, Oslo, Norway
Premiere of final version: November 26th , 2001 Huddersfield Festival, UK
Duration 22 mins.

PHRASE & FICTION (1994/95)
(for string quartet and computer).

Premiere: May 4th, 1996 Rosenbergsalen, Musikhögskolan, Malmö, Sweden
Duration 20 mins.

SON ENTERO (1985/88)
(for 4 singers -S. A. T. B.- and computer).
available on CD (WERGO)

Premiere: Purcell Room, South Bank Center, London, May 27th 1988, performed by Singcircle conducted by Gregory Rose.
Duration: 22 mins.

TOCCATA DEL MAGO (1986/87)
(for 8 strings -4 vlns, 2 vlas, 1 cello, 1 doublebass- and computer)
available on CD (WERGO)

Premiere: Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, Mass, April 10th 1987, performed by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ronal Feldman.
Duration: 17 mins.

TRIPLE CONCERTO (1984)
(for flute, cello, piano and computer).
available on CD (WERGO)

Premiere: Grand Auditorium, Radio France, Paris, October 22nd 1984, performed by Kate Lukas, flute; Rohan Desaram, cello; Lise Martine Janerette, piano.
Duration: 27 mins.

TUMBLERS (1989)
(for violin, marimba and computer).
available on CD (Prix ars Elektronica)

Premiere: Jordan Hall, Boston, April 21st 1990, performed by the duo Marimolin
Duration: 17 mins.

RIFF (2006)
(for marimba & piano)
Duration: 13'

FORMAS DEL VIENTO (2008) version 1
(for flute & 1 percussion player
(vib. & mba. played by one player)
Duration: approx. 18' 30"

FORMAS DEL VIENTO (2009) version 2
(for flute & 2 percussion players
(vib. & mba. played by 2 players)

WATER (2013)
(for percussion sextet with piano)
Premiere: 16th of November 2013, PASIC Convention, USA, performed by the Eastman Perc. Ensemble cond. by M. Burritt.


SOLO (with or without electronics)

BORGES Y EL ESPEJO ( 1992)
(for soprano and computer).
available on CD (GRM, France)

Premiere: Palais Jaque Cour, Bourges, 1992, performed by Francis Lynch.
Duration 12 mins.

CHANT D'AILLEURS (1991)
(for soprano and computer).
available on CD (Prix ars Elektronica & GRM, France)

Premiere: Radio France, Grand Auditorium, Feb 10th 1992, performed by Francis Lynch.
Duration 17 mins.

HILDEGARD'S DREAM (1994)
(for soprano and computer). Duration 13 mins.
available on CD (MUSIDISC, France)

Premiere: Radio France, Paris, March 1994, performed by performed by Francis Lynch.
Duration 13 mins.


MASAGO'S CONFESSION (1996)
(for soprano and computer)
from RASHOMON; the Opera. Libretto by Craig Raine..
Masago's Confession is a scene from "RASHOMON", the Opera which is also performed as an independent piece.

Premiere: Radio France, Paris, 1996, performed by Francis Lynch.
Duration: 8 minutes


KHAN VARIATIONS (2001)
(for solo marimba)
Premiere: July 9th, 2001 Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, Princeton University, USA, performed by Jack Van Geem
Duration: 10 minutes


CHICOS DEL 21 (2009/2010)
(for soprano & electronics)
Premiere will take place: June 27th, 2010, Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris, performed by Frances Lynch
duration: over 24 minutes


PERCUSSION

ESTUDIOS DE FRONTERA (2004) audio
(for 5 or 6 percussion players)
show intrumentation
Premiere: 2005, USA
Duration: 17 minutes

KHAN VARIATIONS (2001)
(for solo marimba)
Premiere: July 9th, 2001 Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, Princeton University, USA, performed by Jack Van Geem
Duration: 10 minutes

RIFF (2006)
(for marimba & piano)
Premiere: March 27, 2007, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, USA, performed by Michael Burritt and Alan Chow
Duration: approx. 12' 50'


ARABESCO INFINTO (2006)
(for vibraphone & marimba)
Premiere:
Duration: approx. 9'

FORMAS DEL VIENTO (2008) version 1 (see details)
(for flute & 1 percussion player
(vib. & mba. played by one player)
Premiere: October 18th, Festival Cervantino, Mexico
performed by Asako Arai and Pedro Carneiro
Duration: approx. 18' 30"

FORMAS DEL VIENTO (2009) version 2
(for flute & 2 percussion players
(vib. & mba. played by 2 players)

BOOK OF GROOVES (2011)
(for 2
marimbas)
Premiere: Jan. 25th 2012, the Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, USA, performed by Sao Aoki & Garrett Arney.
Duration: approx. 22'

BURRITT VARIATIONS (2012)
(for solo marimba)
Premiere: 2nd November 2012, PASIC Convention, USA, performed by Michael Burritt.
Duration: approx. 11'

WATER (2013)
(for percussion sextet with piano)
Premiere: 16th of November 2013, PASIC Convention, USA, performed by the Eastman Percussion Ensemble conducted by Michael Burritt .


ELECTROACOUSTIC (computer/tape only) & MULTIMEDIA

GO (1981)
(8 channel Electroacoustic composition).

Premiere: St John's,Smith Square, London, March 27th 1981, sound difussion by the composer.
Duration: 13 mins.
available on CD (MUSIDISC, France)

HENDRIX HAZE (1983)
(4 channel Electroacoustic composition).

Premiere: Electroacoustic Festival, City University, London, March 9th,1983, sound difussion by the composer.
Duration: 24 mins.


THE WORLD WE KNOW (2003)
( Electroacoustic composition in 5.1 format)

Premiere: Salle Oliviere Messian, Radio France, Paris, January 2004, sound difussion by the composer.
Duration: 13 mins.


UNA ORQUESTA IMAGINARIA (1979)
(4 channel Electroacoustic composition)

Premiere: Electroacoustic Festival, City University, London, March 1979, sound difussion by the composer.
Duration: 18 mins.

HAVE I SPOKEN OUT OF TURN? (2005)
(5.1 composition)
Duration: 30 mins.
(see The Omega Centauri Project)

CONVERSATION IS NOT COMPULSORY (2008)
(5.1 composition)
Duration: 30 mins.
(see The Omega Centauri Project)

WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY (2009)
(5.1 composition)
Duration: 30 mins. (see The Omega Centauri Project)