Author: Marc Yeats

Marc Yeats - Composer

searching always for home (2020)

For solo violin Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an unfolding of material that…
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searching always for home (2020)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal duo for violin and piano Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement,…
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Toy Box (2020)

Toy Box: 15 pieces for piano Duration: circa 40 minutes Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this collection of piano pieces: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an…
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territories unknown (2020)

territories unknown A timecode-supported polytemporal trio for bassoon, viola and piano Dedicated to Lauryna Sableviciute Duration: 15.50   Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this trio: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and listener. Despite…
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nearly all my poems are letters to you (2020)

For harp Duration circa 14 minutes Despite the title of this piece, there is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an unfolding of material that manifests through…
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Conrad’s Toye (2020)

For piano. Dedicated to Conrad Tao. Program note: ‘Toy [toye]: An unpretentious piece for lute or virginals, simple in form and light in texture. More than 50 examples survive in English sources from about 1590 to about 1660. Named composers of toys include, for keyboard, Bull, Gibbons and Tomkins (but not Byrd), and, for lute,…
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pneuma (2020)

pnuema for solo contrabass Paetzold recorder Dedicated to Sylvia Hinz. pnuema is full of cross-references, development and variants of its material held together by a fabric of rhythmic units permeating the work as a whole. It was conceived and should be performed as a stream of consciousness; a single seldom interrupted flow of ideas constantly…
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the unimportance of events (2020)

Dedicated to my friend and composer, Jason Eckardt. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. the unimportance of events for 17 players Instrumentation: alto flute clarinet in Bb bassoon tenor trombone 1 tenor trombone 2 percussion (1)* piano violin string quartet 1 string quartet 2 Double Bass Duration: 12.02   Want to know more about timecode-supported polytemporal…
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The Anatomy of Melancholy Album

The Anatomy of Melancholy Album Read a review for the disc in Presto Classical, here: http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2020/Jun/Yeats_anatomy_PFCD123.htm?fbclid=IwAR0UcfPLkNB2Cfwbx1HRcB6w4adU5Lnyrl_Tt53mq3aG8JU-e-5wSYux0vg Click here to buy the album: https://www.marc-yeats.com/product/the-anatomy-of-melancholy/ 5 tracks. 80-minutes of music. Ian Pace is a phenomenal pianist, a man whose musicality and intellect I have admired for many years. I have heard him fearlessly play some of the…
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when time is broke (2019)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Dedicated to my friend, Lindsay Edkins. Instrumentation: PiccoloOboe Clarinet in B flatBass Clarinet in B flat Trumpet in C Percussion (1 player)*ViolinVioloncelloDouble bass *Percussion: Vibraphone, Timpani (2 kettles 29-28 inches and 22-20 inches), large, resonant Bass Drum. Duration: 13.50 Program note: Ha, ha, keep time! How sour sweet…
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Liquid Music for Ensemble (2019)

For solo clarinet and ensemble This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Dedicated to my friend, Gleb Kanasevich Instrumentation: Clarinet in B flat, Oboe, Harp, String Quartet, Percussion (1)* *Percussion: Deep, resonant bass drum; large, deep Tam-tam; 2 Congas low/high; 2 Bongos low/high; 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks, low to high; High-Hat; Gong; Metal Wind…
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obscure sorrows (2019)

Dedicated to my friend, William A.P.M. Duo for clarinet (doubling Bass Drum) and violin. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal duo piece. Programme note: This piece is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. It has been created by combining materials from liquid music (2017) for solo B-flat clarinet and materials from cutouts (2014) for violin. The addition of…
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The Shape Distance [9] (2013)

the shape distance are a series of (initially) seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar core material that is ‘enclosed’ by other layers of material. The core music is represented by two solo pieces that although composed in isolation contain strongly related material. the shape distance [9]…
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[…] which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud […] (2019)

For Chamber Orchestra Dedicated to my dear friends, Stephen Davismoon and Lauryna Sableviciute This is a timecode-supported polytemporal chamber orchestra piece. Duration 20’36” Programme note:  ‘8. A classic is a work which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud of critical discourse around it, but which always shakes the particles off.’*  The term ‘pulviscular cloud’, in this…
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Cutouts for Ensemble (2019)

For violin and ensemble Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved Instrumentation: Violin solo, 1 Oboe, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, Harp, String Quartet and Percussion (1 player)* *Deep, resonant bass drum; 2 differently pitched Tam-tams; 4 suspended cymbals ranging from high to low in pitch. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Duration: 13 minutes. programme note:…
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cold kitchen hill (2019)

Cold Kitchen Hill is an area of chalk upland directly north of Kingston Deverill in the county parish of Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire. Any or no relationship between the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and the listener. cold kitchen hill is dedicated to my friend and colleague, Ian…
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pulviscular observations (2019)

For double string quartet This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string piece Dedicated to my dear friend, Gráinne Mulvey pulviscular observations is an intimate, compressed, elegiac and sometimes explosive 11-minute piece for double string quartet. pulviscular observations‘ relationship to landscape, intuitively established through self-borrowed materials taken from observation 4, and observation 5 and before them, the…
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pulviscular compression (2019)

pulviscular compression is an 11-minute piece for 19 string instruments spatially organised as four string quartets and three double basses. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string orchestra piece pulviscular compression is dedicated to my friend, the composer Camden Reeves. pulviscular compression is a terse, compressed, agitated and somewhat relentless composition that attempts to establish a…
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PAGAN (1996-97)

PAGAN is the original, complete orchestral work that comprises PAGAN I and PAGAN II. I divided PAGAN into two halves in the belief that it would be easier to receive performances of the smaller sections of the work, and this was the case, certainly regarding PAGAN II, which received several performances and broadcasts. It remains…
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the heaven that runs through everything (2018) standard orchestra iteration.

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal orchestral piece Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer, Gordon Crosse.  Duration: 30 minutes. Instrumentation: 4[1.2/picc.1.3/picc.2.4/Alt] – 3[1.2/Ca. 3/Bo] – 3[1.2/Ebcl.3/Bcl] – 3[1.2.3/Cbn] – 4.4[1.2.3/picc.4/picc] 3.1 – 2 Hps – Tmp+4* – Str:[16.14.12.10.8 as Violin 1: Soloists 1, 2, 3, and violins 1a, 1b, 1c, Violin 2: Soloists 1, 2, and…
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[and] a powerful flame came out of the earth […] (2019)

[and] a powerful flame came out of the earth […] for large orchestra This is a timecode-supported polytemporal orchestral piece. Dedicated to my dear friend, Sylvia Junge, as a gift for her 80th. birthday. Instrumentation: 5[1/picc1.2.3.4/picc2.5/alto/picc3] – 5[1.2/Ca1.3.4.5/Ca2] – 5[1.2.3.Bcl1.Bcl2] – 5[1.2.3.Cbn1.Cbn2] – 8.5[1.2.3.4.Btpt]3.2 – Tmp(2 players)+1* – Str[16 (1 soli).14 (1 soli).12 (1 soli).10…
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the heaven that runs through everything (2018) large orchestra iteration

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal orchestral piece. Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer, Gordon Crosse. Instrumentation: 5 Flutes: Flute 1, Flute 2/Piccolo, Flute 3/Piccolo, Flute 4/Alto Flute, Flute 5/Bass Flute 5 Oboes: Oboe 1, Oboe 2/Oboe d’amore, Oboe 3/Cor Anglais, Oboe 4/Cor Anglais, Oboe 5/Bass Oboe 5 Clarinets: Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2/ E-Flat Clarinet,…
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observation 1.8 (easton woods) (2017)

observation 1.8 for bass recorder, oboe and violin This is a timecode-supported polytemporal trio. 12.30 minutes duration Dedicated to my friend and musician, Sylvia Hinz. observation 1.8 is a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets.…
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liquid music (2017)

For B flat clarinet | Duration: circa 14 minutes | Dedicated to Gleb Kanasevich liquid music is full of cross-references, development and variants of its material held together by a fabric of rhythmic units permeating the work as a whole. It was conceived and should be performed as a stream of consciousness; a single seldom interrupted…
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observation 5 (perpendicular music) for string quartet (2016)

Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer Gordon Crosse on his 80th. Birthday. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string quartet. Duration circa 18.30 minutes observation quartets 4 and 5 are a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired…
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observation 4 (easton bavents) for string quartet (2016)

Dedicated to my friend and colleague, Mic Spencer. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string quartet. Duration: 17 minutes observation quartets 4 and 5 are a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets. observation 1 and 2…
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observation 7 (gander down) 2016

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece.. Dedicated to my very dear friend, Sylvia Jungé for her 80th. Birthday. for piccolo, oboe, trumpet in C, Horn in F, viola, double bass and percussion [1]* *Deep, resonant bass drum, Large, deep Tam-tam, 2 Congas low / high [or similar drums pitched lower than the Bongos], 2…
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observation 6 (fawley down) 2016

Dedicated to Ensemble Suono Giallo This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Instrumentation: for piccolo, soprano saxophone, piano and percussion. Duration: 12.30 minutes Commissioned by Ensemble Suono Giallo, premiered on the opening night concert of the Il Suono Young Composers’ Academy by Ensemble Suono Giallo, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7 pm, Scuola Comunale di Musica…
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observation 3 (salt hill) 2016

observation three: for double string quartet and double bass Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer Neil March This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string piece. Duration: 15 minutes Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: Two site-specifically inspired string quartets across two residency locations in one year. As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest…
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an uncomfortable condition (2016)

For Flute, 2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass | duration 12 minutes | dedicated to Grainne Mulvey an uncomfortable condition is commissioned by La Côte Flûte Festival 2016.  It received its first performance with ‘zero theorem’: Carla Rees [flute] Minsi Yang Johnson & Nuno Carapina, violins, Stephen Upshaw, viola, Patrick Tapio Johnson, cello and…
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