Category: POLYTEMPORAL / ASYNCHRONOUS

Marc Yeats - Composer

beyond this [all had been chaos] 2014

Live recording courtesy of DIVAcontemporary from Sonic Coast Concert Series [1] The Big Shed, Hooke Park, Beaminster, Dorset on the 26th July 2014 Stephen Upshaw [Viola] Calie Hough [percussion] instrumentation –  viola and percussion. Percussion: Crotales [upper octave] | Deep, resonant bass drum large, | deep Tam-tam | 2 Congas low/high | 2 Bongos low/high…
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vulgar gorgon [2014] for rock ensemble

for piccolo, tenor saxophone, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, keytar, vibraphone and drum-kit. Duration: 7.5 minutes Commissioned by Clibber Jones Ensemble [US]                                                                  …
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the dog and the wolf [2013] for 7 instrumentalists

the dog and the wolf: for piccolo, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, trumpet in Bb, double bass, celesta [5 octave] and percussion [1 player: vibraphone / bass drum]. circa 13.5 minutes in duration. notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only with both instruments starting at the same time. There is…
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invoco [2013]

invoco: duo for soprano saxophone in Bb and bassoon circa 12 minutes in duration.           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 instrument is…
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and cherries all black [2013]

instrumentation – double bass and piano | circa 16 minutes in duration. | Commissioned by Geert Callaert and Martin Rosso Note: the double bass uses ‘double bass tuning’ and sounds one whole tone higher than written. performance notes: The double bass and piano play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only or at…
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oros [2013]

oros is for 8 voices: SSS AA T BB [ 3 sopranos, 2 altos, tenor and 2 basses] oros was Commissioned by Auditiv Vokal to celebrate “Einstürzende Mauern”. It was premiered in Dresden on 27th February 2014 at the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum. It all began with an idea and a sketch – this one in fact!…
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through woods in riot [2013]

through woods in riot instrumentation – 2 trumpets in Bb , tenor trombone and bass trombone. circa 10 minutes in duration. notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only or at various points throughout the work. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of each instrument…
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corpuscular theory of light [2013]

corpuscular theory of light: instrumentation – clarinet in Bb, soprano saxophone, xylophone. circa 12 minutes in duration. notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only or at various points throughout the work. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of each instrument is flexibly placed against…
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adam’s grave [clarinet quintet 2013]

adam’s grave instrumentation – clarinet in Bb, violin, viola, cello and harp | circa 12 minutes in duration. Dedicated to my friend David E W Rogers   notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only or at various points throughout the work. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst…
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as a measurement of entanglement (2013)

For 2 pianos | dedicated to Leo Nicholson | duration circa 15 minutes as a measurement of entanglement [the shape distance 10] extends the recent set of unsynchronised works the shape distance, a series of 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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uncertainty principle [2013]

uncertainty principle [the shape distance 9] instrumentation: 2 flutes | duration circa 11 minutes. The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel uncertainty principle extends the recent series of unsynchronised works the shape distance, a series of seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar core material that is…
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thought experiments [2013]

Thought experiments [the shape distance 8] instrumentation: flutes 1 + 2 / piano | duration circa 13 minutes. Posthumously dedicated to my friend Bernadette Healy thought experiments extends the recent series of unsynchronised works the shape distance, a series of seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or…
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the shape distance [1] (2013)

the shape distance [1] flute 1 / clarinetDedicated to Adam Starkie 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…
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the shape distance [2] (2013)

the shape distance [2] flute 1 / clarinet / piano 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…
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the shape distance [3] (2013)

the shape distance [3] flutes 1 / clarinet 1 + 2 / viola / harp / piano 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 contains the same or similar core…
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the shape distance [4] (2013)

the shape distance [4] flutes 1 + 2 / harpDedicated 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 contains the same or similar core material that is ‘enclosed’ by other layers of…
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the shape distance [5] (2013)

the shape distance [5] flutes 1 + 2 / clarinet / viola / 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 contains the same or similar core material that is…
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the shape distance [6] (2013)

the shape distance [6] flute 1 / clarinet / harp / percussion (1) Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) Chamber Cartel premiere recording of Marc Yeats’ ‘the shape distance [6]’ for flute, clarinet, viola, harp and percussion [1] This track does not appear on ‘the shape distance’ CD and download album, but there…
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the shape distance [7] (2013)

the shape distance [7] flutes 1 + 2 / clarinet / viola / harp / piano / 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 contains the same or similar…
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from manuscripts of moving song (2012)

from manuscripts of moving song for string quartet duration: circa 18 minutes Dedicated to the El Bergersen and the Bergersen Quartet from manuscripts of moving song The information below should not imply any programmatic, emotional or imagery treatment within this piece of entirely abstract music. Both title line and later, entire poem were discovered after…
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wenhaston doom (2012)

wenhaston doom for 8 trombones: [1 alto trombone, 5 tenore trombones, 2 bass trombones] duration: circa 8 minutes Dedicated to Gordon Crosse About this score: No conductor is needed to perform this work. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only, with no subsequent ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the parts. All…
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Conversational Geometry (2009)

For tenor trombone, amplified acoustic guitar and piano. Dedicated to Dirk Amrein. Duration – 14:00. Swiss Brazil Connection | Premiere performance of Conversational Geometry with Dirk Amrein, Posaune, Maurizio Grandinetti, Gitarrre, Jürg Henneberger, Klavier | Recorded by DRS2 Swiss Radio | Aufnahme Gare du Nord Basel, 17. Dezember 2010 As the title suggests, conversational Geometry…
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Fallen Angel (2007)

For four bass clarinets and percussion. Duration – 10:00 – Commissioned by The Scottish Clarinet Quartet. Premiere 17th August 08 (percussionist Iain Sandilands) Edinburgh.