A painter of figures in rooms (2012)

[ eight voices ]

For EXAUDI.  Commissioned by PRS for Music New Music 20×12 as part of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad.

New Music 20×12 was initiated by Jillian Barker and David Cohen and will be delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the BBC, LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and Sound and Music.  New Music 20×12 is generously supported by Arts Council England, John S. Cohen Foundation, Creative Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, Incorporated Society of Musicians, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, RVW Trust, Charlotte and Dennis Stevenson, Tolkien Trust, The Bliss Trust, Finzi Trust, John and Ann Tusa, Lilian Slowe, John Wates Charitable Trust and Richard Walduck.

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I, purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips (2004-06)

[ solo voice (with live, computer-generated pitch material) ]

On texts by Christian Bök (“Voile,” from Eunoia), Arthur Rimbaud (“Voyelles”), and an anonymous Rimbaud translation (“Vowels”). Max/Msp technical assistant: Brett Masteller.

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zero panorama (1999)

[ english horn, violin, soprano, mezzo soprano ]

On a text by Steven McCaffrey: “gnotes”, from Theory of Sediment, “Clints & Grykes”.

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