Category: POLYTEMPORAL / ASYNCHRONOUS

Marc Yeats - Composer

bordering into something else

dedicated to Anna Ferro For horn and ensemble Instrumentation Program Note: This is a timecode-supported polytemporal work. 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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a mesh of tangled lines

Dedicated to my dear friend Sarah Watts. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Instrumentation: 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…
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but rather it stems from a complex interplay

for treble doubling descant recorders, cor anglais, viola and double bass Dedicated to my dear friend and composer, Sadie Harrison This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa: 16 minutes 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…
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each changing #6

for E-flat clarinet, violin, violoncello, double bass, harp, percussion (1) This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

each changing #5

sextet for B-flat clarinet, guitar and distanced string quartet (2023) This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

gravity lost

for string quartet This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition 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 manifests…
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bricolage VI

Dedicated to Lucas and Jen This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece bricolage VI  For flute, bass clarinet, horn and violoncello Duration 5’24” In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage VI is no exception. Here, musical materials are…
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bricolage IV

For bass clarinet and guitar Dedicated to Jane and Tim champion In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage IV is no exception. Here, musical materials are assembled from a number of pre-existing pieces, particularly the 2012 solo bass…
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falling from the centre of night

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece for eight players. Dedicated to Ian Pace The premiere is scheduled for the 6th of June at City University, London with Ian Pace and The Pierrot Players. Instrumentation: Piano (solo) Violoncello (solo) Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola Harp Percussion 1: Marimba [4.3]; 5 Woodblocks ranging from high to low; Glockenspiel;…
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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 brought about the creation of this orchestral piece. Duration circa 20-minutes Instrumentation: All orchestral instruments are organised into eight spatially distributed groups. Further performance notes…
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each changing #4

duo for 2 B-flat clarinets This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa 14 minutes 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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