Category: 2-8 MUSICIANS

Marc Yeats - Composer

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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pulviscular observation (2019)

pulviscular observation is an 11-minute piece for double string quartet. Recordings were made with the Karski Quartet and the Viridis Quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (RNCM) on the 15th March 2019 with the support of Larry Goves, senior composition lecturer at the RNCM. ‘pulviscular observation’ is composed primarily of the material…
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observation 1.8 [easton woods] 2017

observation 1.8 for bass recorder, oboe and violin | 12.30 minutes duration | dedicated to 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. observation 1 and 2 across two residency locations…
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observation 7 [gander down] 2016

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 Bongos low / high [or similar drums pitched higher than the Congas], 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks [or a…
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observation 6 [fawley down] 2016

observation 6: for piccolo, soprano saxophone, piano and percussion | duration 12.30 minutes | dedicated to Ensemble Suono Giallo 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 “Giacomo Puccini”, Città di…
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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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observation 1.7.5 [2015]

Trio for open-holed or kingma system quartertone alto flute, bassoon and violin Written for Rarescale and dedicated to Charles Morgan Lines | duration circa 7 minutes Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest in the…
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observation 1.7 [longwood warren] for flute oboe [violin] [2015]

observation 1.7 for flute and oboe [duo] with optional violin [trio] | duration 12.40 | dedicated to Ben Opie observation 1.7 is designed to be two pieces within one; a duo for flute and oboe or a trio for flute, oboe and violin using the same parts for flute and oboe in both duo and…
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observation 2 [oxey marsh] 2015

observation two for string quartet | circa 16 minutes in duration | dedicated to John McLeod “Honoured and proud to be the dedicatee of this extraordinary work by Marc Yeats – one of the UK’s most innovative and gifted composers. Trees are swaying and bending in the breeze in some exotic garden before they start…
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observation 1.6 [old winchester hill] 2015

observation 1.6 [old winchester hill] for 2 violins and piano; duration circa 11.30 minutes. Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter I have a deeply held interest in the psychological and perceptual / emotional / intuitive associations between these two media…
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the appointment of life [2015]

the appointment of life trio [duo] for extended male voice [viola] and percussion *[1] *percussion set 1: Deep, resonant bass drum; Large, deep Tam-tam; 2 Congas low / high [or similar drums pitched lower than the Bongos]; 2 Bongos low / high [or similar drums pitched higher than the Congas]; 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks…
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observation 1.5 [no man’s land]

observation 1.5 [no man’s land] | duration 14.5 minutes | for recorder [treble doubling descant], violin and violoncello | Dedicated to Sylvia Hinz and XelmYa US Premiere performed by XelmYa A. Renger – Violin / T.J. Borden – Cello / S. Hinz – Recorders Oct 19th 2016 at Barbara And Art Culver Center Of Arts Riverside,…
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Demerara records ‘this is tomorrow calling’

Demerara Records is a digital music label supporting new and original art music in the twenty-first century. Featuring two tracks by Marc Yeats A download link for the album will be added once release has taken place in August 2015 Marc Yeats’ Conversation 5/13 (from the Temple of Hermes) is performed by the Bristol Ensemble,…
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observation one [ovington down] string quartet [2015]

observation one [ovington down] for string quartet Duration circa 14.5 minutes Dedicated to Sadie Harrison on her 50th. birthday. Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest in the psychological and perceptual/ emotional/intuitive associations between these…
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vacuum beauty helmet [2015]

For clarinet in B Flat and piano – written for Sarah Watts, dedicated to Sadie Harrison. Duration: 7 minutes.

the great moon hoax [2015]

the great moon hoax for two pianos | Dedicated to Anna Ferro | duration: circa 13 minutes Note about the title: A piece perhaps full of fantastical imagery? This is abstract music; no programmatic interpretation is intended. The title was found after the music was created: ‘The Great Moon Hoax lithograph of “ruby amphitheater” for…
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shapeshifter [2015]

Dedicated to Gleb Kanasevich | duration 20 minutes shapeshifter for clarinet in Eb [soloist] and ensemble: flute, violin, violoncello, guitar, piano and percussion [1]* *Marimba [5 octaves]; Deep, resonant bass drum; 4 Tom-toms ranging from low to high; large, deep Tam-tam; 4 differently pitched resonant wooden objects ranging from low to high [non-specific drums, boxes,…
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cohort [2014]

For clarinet in B flat, piano and vibraphone. Duration 5.30″ cohort: for clarinet in Bb, piano and vibraphone     notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only with both instruments starting at the same time. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of each…
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dark gravity [3] [2014]

dark gravity [3]: for flute, clarinet in Bb, and bassoon. c 12″ minutes in duration. notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. The ensemble is cued by the bassoon at rehearsal mark 1. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of each instrument is flexibly placed against its neighbour, care…
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the shape distance [14] 2014

the shape distance [14] flutes 1 + 2 / Clarinets 1 + 2 / Violas 1 + 2 / harp / percussion (1) Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel the shape distance are a series of [initially] seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each…
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the shape distance [13] 2014

the shape distance [13] flutes 1 + 2 / clarinet / viola / harps 1 + 2 Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) 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…
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the shape distance [12] 2014

the shape distance [12] clarinet / viola / harp Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) 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…
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remembering Déjà vu [2014]

remembering Déjà vu duration: circa 13 minutes Note about the title: Déjà vu, (/ˌdeɪʒɑː ˈvuː/) from French, literally “already seen”, is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. The psychologist Edward B. Titchener in…
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the shape distance [11] [harp / piano] 2013

the shape distance [11] harp / piano Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) Studio recording from Chamber Cartel. This iteration ‘the shape distance [11] for harp and piano’ features Chamber Cartel members Connor Way [harp] and Amy O’Dell [piano]. Engineered by Thomas Avery at 800 East, Atlanta US, December 2013. ‘the shape distance…
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chablon [2014] [percussion quartet]

chablon: for four percussionists. Duration circa 18 minutes in duration. Dedicated to Jane Yeats for her 50th Birthday. Commissioned by Chamber Cartel for their Ancana Series. Premieres and performances at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Goodson Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, US on November 15th 2014 at 8 pm. chablon: French term for a watch movement (not including…
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the half-life of facts [2014]

the half-life of facts: for flute, bass clarinet in Bb, violin, violoncello, piano. circa 15″ minutes in duration. the half-life of facts [flt., BCL., Vln., Vc., Pno – 15 minutes] commissioned by the Australian new music group, ‘Syzygy Ensemble‘ was premiered on May 6th. at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the 2015 Metropolis New Music…
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and I must borrow every changing shape [2014]

Quintet for B flat and E flat Clarinets [simultaneously], oboe, scordatura harp and percussion [1] [4 suspended cymbals, 2 differently pitched large tam-tams, large, deep, resonant bass drum] Duration. 7.5 minutes This is a studio iteration of an acoustic asynchronous composition. Marckus Wenninger – clarinets Christopher Redgate – oboe Harp and percussion – members of…
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an exploration of bright [2014]

an exploration of bright: Commissioned by Chamber Cartel for piano, harp and 2 percussionists: Percussion 1: Crotales [upper octave] Deep, resonant bass drum large, deep Tam-tam Congas low/high Bongos low/high 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks High-Hat Gong Metal Wind Chimes. Percussion 2: Crotales [low octave] 9 Gongs: F3, G3, B3, C#4, Eb4, F4, G#4, A4,…
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dark gravity [2] wind trio 2014

dark gravity [2]: for clarinet in Bb, oboe and bassoon. circa 14.30″ minutes in duration. notes: dark gravity [2] is the wind trio [only] version of dark gravity, a quartet for wind trio [cl. ob. bsn.] plus percussion. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. The ensemble is cued by the bassoon at rehearsal mark…
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dark gravity [2014]

dark gravity: for clarinet in Bb, oboe, bassoon and percussion [1 player: 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 Chimes]. circa 14.30″ minutes in duration. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. The…
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