works

Marc Yeats - Composer

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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the naked man (2016)

the naked man  | Duration circa 10 minutes | to Stephen Davismoon and Lauryna Sableviciute Programme note:   Site of the Naked Man, Wilverley Plain, New Forest  Beneath the crown of ivy is the weathered stump of an oak tree which is supposed to have been used as a gallows for at least one convicted highwayman.…
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burnt axon (2016)

For piano | Dedicated to Darinka Todorov | Duration circa 6.40″ Burnt Axon is a small area of the New Forest near Burley In Hampshire, UK. To download a clean version of this score, please message me via the contact page. I operate a pay what you can afford policy and accept donations through PayPal.…
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forget-me-not [2016]

composer-in-residence to Yeovil District and Dorchester County Hospital’s ReFound Sound Project. forget-me-not | Six stereo-channel installation | Choir by the Sea [Directed by Marc Yeats] recorded at Eype Centre for the Arts, St. Peter’s Church, Mount Lane, Eype, Dorset on the 30th April 2016 | Engineer: Simon Eadon, Assistant Engineer: Oliver Robotham. Production: Marc Yeats…
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witch marks (2016)

For double bass | Dedicated to ‪Svetozar Vujic‬ | Duration: circa 3 minutes programme note:According to witch-hunters during the height of the witch trials, the witches’ mark (not to be confused with a witches’ teat) indicated that an individual was a witch. The witches’ mark and the devil’s mark are both terms applied to essentially the…
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william mumler’s spirit photography (2016)

william mumler’s spirit photography for piano Written for Ian Pace | Dedicated to Chrissie Caulfield | Duration circa 11 minutes This composition is generously sponsored by Chrissie Caulfield, Lindsay Edkins and Lucas Yeats. <iframe width=”100%” height=”166″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/759849904&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true”></iframe> In 1861 William Mumler was working as a jewellery engraver in Boston and dabbling in photography…
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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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professor wingard’s nameless force (2010/15)

Duration 7 minutes | Dedicated to Geert Callaert Professor Wingard’s Nameless Force (1876) In February 1876, ‘Professor’ James C. Wingard of New Orleans announced he had invented a powerful new weapon that would utterly destroy any naval vessel, iron or otherwise, “so as to leave no trace of them in their former shape.” Wingard was…
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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…
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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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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 1 (ovington down) string quartet (2015)

observation one [ovington down] for string quartetDuration 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 two media…
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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 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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mencken’s history of the bathtub [2015]

mencken’s history of the bathtub for percussion solo | circa 5″ minutes in duration. Dedicated to Caleb Herron setup: 2 differently pitched cow bells [high and low] [or agogo bells] metal wind chimes, as high-pitched and resonant as possible 3 low sounding gongs – no specific pitch required – organised high to low crotales –…
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Spring-heeled jack [march 2015]

Spring-heeled Jack [terror of London] | Duration: circa 1.5 minutes | Dedicated to Carlton Vickers Tempi are [probably] faster than is practical so as to encourage a sense of frantic urgency within the performance. The flautist may perform all or any part of this fragment. A few months ago, US flautist Carlton Vickers approached me…
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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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caleb’s toye (2014)

caleb’s toye for piano | dedicated to Caleb Herron | duration: 3.36 minutes I was recently approached by pianist Nicolas Horvath to write a piece for his epic homage to Philip Glass piano recitals ‘the GlassWorlds’. I am not a fan of Glass’ music so thought the request strange. However, Nicolas made it clear that he was…
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out of the dead land [2014]

to Ondrej Vesely out of the dead land for solo guitar | Duration circa 14 minutes I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little…
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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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cutouts [2014]

‘cutouts’ violin solo [12 mins.] for Daniele Colombo cut•out (ˈkʌtˌaʊt) n. 1. something cut out from something else, as a pattern cut out or intended to be cut out of paper. 2. a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal-combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air. 3.…
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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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