Category: POLYTEMPORAL / ASYNCHRONOUS

Marc Yeats - Composer

when time is broke (2019)

Dedicated to 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 music isWhen time is broke, and no proportion kept!So…
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Liquid Music for Ensemble (2019)

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 Chimes Duration: circa 18-minutes Dedicated to Gleb Kanasevich Programme note: Like all my recent timecode-supported polytemporal compositions, liquid…
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obscure sorrows (2019)

Dedicated to my friend, William A.P.M. Duo for clarinet (doubling Bass Drum) and violin. 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 a bass drum, played by the clarinettist,…
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[…] which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud […] (2019)

For Chamber Orchestra Dedicated to Stephen Davismoon and Lauryna Sableviciute 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 case, transformed in my imagination into a pulviscular cloud of sound…
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pulviscular observation (2019)

Dedicated to my dear friend, Gráinne Mulvey pulviscular observation is an intimate, compressed, elegiac and sometimes explosive 11-minute piece for double string quartet. pulviscular observation‘s relationship to landscape, intuitively established through self-borrowed materials taken from observation 4, and observation 5 and before them, the original observation quartets, observation 1, and observation 2 is frequently audible…
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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. pulviscular compression is a terse, compressed, agitated and somewhat relentless composition that attempts to establish a comparative degree of calmness and resolution toward its conclusion. pulviscular compression‘s relationship to landscape, intuitively established through self-borrowed materials…
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the heaven that runs through everything (2018) standard orchestra iteration.

the heaven that runs through everything Duration: 30 minutes. Dedicated to Gordon Crosse. Standard orchestra iteration. 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 violins 2a, 2b,…
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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 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 (1 soli).8] *Bass Drum Duration: 31.44 minutes…
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the heaven that runs through everything (2018) large orchestra iteration

the heaven that runs through everything Duration: 30 minutes. Dedicated to 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, Clarinet 3, Bass…
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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 5 [perpendicular music] for string quartet | 2016

observation 5 for string quartet | Duration circa 18.30 minutes | Dedicated to Gordon Crosse on his 80th. Birthday. 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…
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observation 4 [easton bavents] for string quartet | 2016

observation quartets 4 | duration: 17 minutes | Dedicated to my friend and colleague, Mic Spencer 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 across two residency…
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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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observation 3 [salt hill] 2016

observation three | for double string quartet and double bass | Studio recording with zero theorem | duration 15 minutes Dedicated to my friend, the composer Neil March 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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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 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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the pictographs of emmanuel domenech [2015]

the pictographs of emmanuel domenech for 2 flutes, oboe/cor anglais, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, violin, viola, violoncello, harp, and percussion [3]* *deep, resonant bass drum; 5 tom-toms ranging from low to high; 2 large, deep tam-tams; 5 differently pitched resonant wooden objects ranging from low to high [non-specific boxes, barrels, bowls, planks, logs etc.] or 5…
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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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the shape distance [2013] Album

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 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…
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mr redheffer’s perpetual motion machine [2015]

mr redheffer’s perpetual motion machine for two pianos | duration: circa 13 minutes | dedicated to ivon oates Note about the title: In 1812 a man called Charles Redheffer appeared in Philadelphia. He had with him a miraculous perpetual motion machine that required no source of energy to run. Or so he claimed. He set…
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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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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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