works

Marc Yeats - Composer

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.
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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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the shape distance [14] 2014

the shape distance [14] flutes 1 + 2 / Clarinets 1 + 2 / Violas 1 + 2 / harp / 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…
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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 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 [12] 2014

the shape distance [12] clarinet / viola / harp 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 ‘enclosed’ by other layers of…
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remembering Déjà vu [2014]

remembering Déjà vu duration: circa 13 minutes Note about the title: Déjà vu, (/ˌdeɪʒɑː ˈvuː/) from French, literally “already seen”, is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. The psychologist Edward B. Titchener in…
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the shape distance [11] [harp / piano] 2013

the shape distance [11] harp / piano Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) Studio recording from Chamber Cartel. This iteration ‘the shape distance [11] for harp and piano’ features Chamber Cartel members Connor Way [harp] and Amy O’Dell [piano]. Engineered by Thomas Avery at 800 East, Atlanta US, December 2013. ‘the shape distance…
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chablon [2014] [percussion quartet]

chablon: for four percussionists. Duration circa 18 minutes in duration. Dedicated to Jane Yeats for her 50th Birthday. Commissioned by Chamber Cartel for their Ancana Series. Premieres and performances at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Goodson Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, US on November 15th 2014 at 8 pm. chablon: French term for a watch movement (not including…
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the half-life of facts [2014]

the half-life of facts: for flute, bass clarinet in Bb, violin, violoncello, piano. circa 15″ minutes in duration. the half-life of facts [flt., BCL., Vln., Vc., Pno – 15 minutes] commissioned by the Australian new music group, ‘Syzygy Ensemble‘ was premiered on May 6th. at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the 2015 Metropolis New Music…
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and I must borrow every changing shape [2014]

Quintet for B flat and E flat Clarinets [simultaneously], oboe, scordatura harp and percussion [1] [4 suspended cymbals, 2 differently pitched large tam-tams, large, deep, resonant bass drum] Duration. 7.5 minutes This is a studio iteration of an acoustic asynchronous composition. Marckus Wenninger – clarinets Christopher Redgate – oboe Harp and percussion – members of…
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amy’s toye [2014]

amy’s toye duration: 2 minutes | for Nicolas Horvath, dedicated to Amy O’Dell [see meaning for toye below]. 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,…
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an exploration of bright [2014]

an exploration of bright: Commissioned by Chamber Cartel for piano, harp and 2 percussionists: Percussion 1: Crotales [upper octave] Deep, resonant bass drum large, deep Tam-tam Congas low / high Bongos low / high 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks High-Hat Gong Metal Wind Chimes. Percussion 2: Crotales [low octave] 9 Gongs: F3, G3, B3, C#4,…
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dark gravity [2] wind trio 2014

dark gravity [2]: for clarinet in Bb, oboe and bassoon. circa 14.30″ minutes in duration. notes: dark gravity [2] is the wind trio [only] version of dark gravity, a quartet for wind trio [cl. ob. bsn.] plus percussion. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. The ensemble is cued by the bassoon at rehearsal mark…
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dark gravity [2014]

dark gravity: for clarinet in Bb, oboe, bassoon and percussion [1 player: 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]. circa 14.30″ minutes in duration. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. The…
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the moon upright [wind trio] 2014

the moon upright: for flute, oboe, and clarinet in B flat. 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 flexibly placed…
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streaming [2014]

streaming for Kingma Quartertone and open-holed system Alto Flutes | Dedicated to and commissioned by Carlton Vickers. Duration: circa 22 minutes To me, the greatest compliment I can pay a composer is after the premiere, and I feel I’ve known their piece my entire life. Obviously, a rare, if not, unheard of occurrence, unless you are…
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a pathology of line [2014]

For bassoon and piano | to Geert Callaert and Pieter Nuytten | Duration circa 16. minutes

Sculptures in bright blue [2014]

Dramatic scene for voice [soprano] and alto saxophone Duration: circa 25 minutes. Commissioned by and dedicated to KOEK duo [US]. February 2014 notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued at several key points throughout the piece by either player. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of each…
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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…
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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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