Category: POLYTEMPORAL / ASYNCHRONOUS

Marc Yeats - Composer

new land (2021)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece for seven players. Composed for Bandwidth Instrumentation: oboe clarinet in Bb horn 1 horn 2 viola violoncello double bass Programme 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…
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the unimportance of events (2021)

Version for 22-players This is a timecode-supported polytemporal chamber orchestra piece. Instrumentation: alto flute/flute oboe clarinet in B flat bassoon horns in F 1 and 2 Trumpets in C 1 and 2 Tenor trombones 1 and 2 Piano Percussion (1) violin solo string quartet 1 string quartet 2 double bass Composed for the BBC Symphony Orchestra as…
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comforted by a static bond (2020)

comforted by a static bond A timecode-supported polytemporal duo for Kingma System alto flutes comforted by a static bond is dedicated to my friends and colleagues, the flautists, Carla Rees and Karin de Fleyt. Duration: 12.35 minutes   Program Note There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or…
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a passing colour (2020)

a passing colour duo for two flutes or two flute solos Dedicated to Sean Quinn Duration: circa 10 minutes (for the flute duo and each solo piece).   This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the…
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intoxicated by escape (2020)

intoxicated by escape for soprano saxophone and piano intoxicated by escape is dedicated to saxophonist, Giovanni De Luca. Duration: circa 12 minutes   Programme Note: The quietest point Is Just before the storm When Intoxicated by escape The beast emerges Marc Yeats ©2005 Although the title for this piece is taken from a poem of…
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a point in the landscape (2020)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal orchestral piece. The piece is dedicated to my friend and colleague, the conductor and musician Ilan Volkov, whose belief in and support of my work engendered the creation of this orchestral piece. Where the prospect of orchestral music without a conductor and score would send many orchestras, conductors and artistic…
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each changing (duo for 2 B-flat clarinets (2020)

each changing duo for 2 B-flat clarinets Dedicated to Raymond Brien

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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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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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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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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[…] 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.’*  *From 14 definitions of what makes…
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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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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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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; 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 Flute5 Oboes: Oboe 1, Oboe 2/Oboe d’amore, Oboe 3/Cor Anglais, Oboe 4/Cor Anglais, Oboe 5/Bass Oboe5 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 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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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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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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