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Invention 6 (1982) 4’
solo piano
first performance 31 July 1984, Darmstadt: Luc Brewaeys

Principia (1982-84) 7’
baritone, piano
text by A.L.Jones after Isaac Newton
commissioned by Austin Allen with funds from the RVW Trust
fp 17 February 1986, London; Austin Allen and Michael Finnissy

heard  (1985) 1’05”
solo piano
published in New Music 88  (OUP)
excerpted from piano part of first version of Anatomy  
fp 17 December 1985, London; Michael Finnissy

Ne songe plus à fuir (1985-86) 8’-10’
solo cello (amplified)
(After Matta part 2/4)
fp 27 January 1987, London; Alan Brett

reticule (1988) 2’15”
solo violin
identical with opening of violin I part in I open and close
originally published in: Harry Gilonis (ed.), Louis Zukofsky, or whoever someone else thought he was,  North & South Press 1988
fp 30 July 1989, London; Roger Redgate

Alba (1986-87) 8’
solo bassoon (amplified)
(Fictions part 3/11)
commissioned by Alexandre Ouzounoff with funds from the Arts Council of Great Britain
fp 15 May 1994, Paris; Pascal Gallois
(under revision)

nothing elsewhere (1987-2005) 7’
solo viola
(Fictions part 4/11)
definitive version commissioned by ELISION
fp (definitive version) 23 August 2005, Oslo; Erkki Veltheim
(listen)

EARTH (1987-88) 11’30”
trombone, 1perc
(Fictions part 5/11)
commissioned by Barrie Webb and Elizabeth Davis with funds from the Arts Council of Wales
fp 14 June 1988, Amsterdam; Barrie Webb and Elizabeth Davis

Tract (1984-96) 25’
solo piano (optional amplification)
(Fictions part 8/11)
commissioned by James Clapperton and Ian Pace with funds from the Arts Council of Wales
fp (complete) 12 September 1996, Bangor; Ian Pace
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Dark ages (1987-90) 7’
solo cello (two bows)
(Fictions part 9/11)
commissioned by Stichting Gaudeamus
fp 5 September 1990, Amsterdam; Frances-Marie Uitti

colloid (1988-91) 8’
solo 10-string guitar
fp 12 June 1992, Melbourne; Daryl Buckley

praha (1991) 4’
solo cello (two bows)
fp 17 December 1993, Amsterdam; Frances-Marie Uitti

basalt (1990-91) 8’
solo trombone
fp 10 November 1995, Rome; Barrie Webb

knospend-gespaltener (1992-93) 8’
solo C clarinet
(from Opening of the Mouth)
commissioned by Andrew Sparling
fp 21 September 1993, London; Andrew Sparling

air (1993) 6’
solo violin
(from Opening of the Mouth)
fp 22 January 1994, Amsterdam; Mary Oliver

trace (1994) 2’
2 diatonic music boxes
fp 12 June 1994, Amsterdam

CHARON (1994-95) 10’
solo bass clarinet
(from Opening of the Mouth)
commissioned by Andrew Sparling with funds from the Arts Council of England
fp 13 October 1995, London; Andrew Sparling
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inward (1994-95) 7’30”
flute, 1 perc (both amplified)
(from Opening of the Mouth)
commissioned by Elision
fp 7 April 1997, San Diego; Elizabeth McNutt & Vanessa Tomlinson

the light gleams an instant (1989-96) 3’20”
piano
(from Tract)
fp 11 July 1996, London; Ian Pace

von hinter dem Schmerz (1992-96) 10’
(from Opening of the Mouth)
solo cello (amplified)
fp 11 March 1997, Sydney; Friedrich Gauwerky

binary (1996) 1’30”
2 flutes
fp November 2008, Chicago; ICE

abglanzbeladen/auseinandergeschrieben (1992-96) 10’
solo percussion
(from Opening of the Mouth)
fp 11 March 1997, Sydney; Peter Neville

transmission (1996-99) 18’
(from DARK MATTER)
electric guitar and live electronics
commissioned by Elision
fp 7 March 1999, Klosterneuburg; Daryl Buckley & RB

interference (1996-2000) 10’
(from DARK MATTER)
solo performer (contrabass clarinet, voice, pedal bass drum)
commissioned by Elision
fp 14 May 2000, Brisbane; Carl Rosman

Die allerschönste Seite... (1998-2000) 1’08”
bass flute
(based on a passage in Unter Wasser)
fp 3 September 2000, Melbourne; Paula Rae
unpublished

M87 (2002) 25’
solo live electronics
commissioned by DAAD
fp 5 July 2002, Berlin; RB
unpublished (no notated score)

Blattwerk (1998-2002) 25’
cello and live electronics
commissioned by Musica (Strasbourg), Bruges 2002, CRFMW (Liège)
fp 2 October 2002, Strasbourg; Arne Deforce & RB
(listen)

folio (1998-2002) 7'30’
solo cello
(from Blattwerk)
fp 2 October 2002, Strasbourg; Arne Deforce & RB

ecliptic (2003) 1’40”
solo viola
(based on a passage in khasma)
fp 7 September 2003, Santa Maria Nuova; Maurizio Barbetti

lost (2004) 9’
solo piano
commissioned by TRANSIT Leuven
fp 24 October 2004, Leuven; Ian Pace

Flechtwerk (2004-06) 13’
clarinet in A and piano
commissioned by Carl Rosman and Mark Knoop
fp 16 June 2007, London; Carl Rosman and Mark Knoop
(listen)

adrift (2004-07) 20’
(from Dying Words: resistance & vision part 2/8)
improvisational structure (based on lost for piano) for piano and electronics
fp 21 November 2007, Huddersfield; Sarah Nicolls and RB

nacht und träume (2003-08) 20'
(resistance & vision part 7/8)
cello, piano, electronics
commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge and TRANSIT Leuven
fp 25 October 2008, Leuven; Arne Deforce, Yutaka Oya, RB
(listen)

Hypnerotomachia (2005-09) 7'30"
(from CONSTRUCTION: resistance & vision part 8/8)
2 clarinets in A
commissioned by the City of Liverpool
fp 2 November 2009, London; ELISION (Richard Haynes and Carl Rosman)
(download score v1.2)
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Aurora (2005-10) 7'30"
(from CONSTRUCTION: resistance & vision part 8/8)
quartertone flugelhorn and alto trombone
commissioned by the City of Liverpool
fp 8 February 2010, London; ELISION (Tristram Williams and Benjamin Marks)
(download score v1.1)

shade  (2010) 3’                                                                  
violin and piano
commissioned by Hilary Hahn
fp 5 January 2013, Baden-Baden; Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe

Adocentyn (2005-11) 7'30"
(from CONSTRUCTION: resistance & vision part 8/8)
bass flute and bass recorder
commissioned by the City of Liverpool
fp 17 March 2014, Melbourne; ELISION (Paula Rae and Genevieve Lacey)
(download score v1.1)
(listen)

vale  (2005-11) 9’
(from Dying Words: resistance & vision part 2/8)
solo flute
commissioned by Richard Craig, the Hope Scott Trust and Kathleen Gallagher
fp 18 February 2014, London; Richard Craig
(download score v1.1)

fold  (2011-12) 9’
solo Redgate-Howarth system oboe
commissioned by Christopher Redgate
fp 19 June 2012, Harwich; Christopher Redgate
(download score v2.1)

dying words (I) (2011-12) 9’
(from Dying Words: resistance & vision part 2/8)
solo performer (female voice + flute)
text by Friedrich Hölderlin
commissioned by Ute Wassermann
fp 15 November 2012, Berlin; Ute Wassermann, with light-performance by Michael Vorfeld
(download score v1.6)

life-form  (2011-12) 55'
cello and electronics
commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge, November Music, Centre Henri Pousseur and Universiteit Leiden
fp 10 November 2012, 's-Hertogenbosch; Arne Deforce, RB, Patrick Delges
(download score v2.5)
(listen)

Electronic sound materials for life-form
See score for further information on the ten .zip files linked below: soundfile 1 consists of 16 mono tracks at 48kHz/24 bit, soundfiles 2-9 consist each of 8 tracks, and soundfile 10 consists of 2 tracks.
(download tracks for soundfile 1 (615.9 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 2 (514 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 3 (16.2 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 4 (22.3 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 5 (39.6 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 6 (66 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 7 (92.1 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 8 (373.9 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 9 (697.8 MB))
(download tracks for soundfile 10 (64 MB))

lens (2012-13) 7'00"
(from world-line)
quartertone flugelhorn and electric lap steel guitar
commissioned by the Art Committee of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
fp 19 March 2014, Sydney; ELISION (Tristram Williams and Daryl Buckley)
(download score v1.2)
(listen)

tendril (2013) 4'40" (solo) or 10' (with electronics)
solo harp with or without electronics
fp (solo version) 26 April 2014, Belgrade; Milana Zarić; (duo version) 24 May 2014, Belgrade; Milana Zarić & RB
(download score v1.4)
(listen)

dying words (II) (2013) 9’
(from Dying Words: resistance & vision part 2/8)
solo performer (female voice + flute)
text from Heike-monogatari
commissioned by Ute Wassermann
fp 19 November 2013, Huddersfield; Ute Wassermann, with light-performance by Michael Vorfeld
(download score v1.4)

leaf (for Simon Howard) (2014) 2'00"
solo harpsichord

nervous system (2014) approximately 12'
electronic solo
fp 26 July 2014, Melbourne; RB
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knot (2012-14) 5'00"
(from world-line)
improvisation structure for percussion and electric lap steel guitar
commissioned by the Art Committee of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
fp 22 October 2014, Leeds; ELISION (Peter Neville and Daryl Buckley)

dust (2012-14) 5'00"
(from world-line)
electric lap steel guitar and electronic sounds
commissioned by the Art Committee of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
fp 22 October 2014, Leeds; ELISION (Daryl Buckley and RB)

pauk (2013-14) 8'00"
(from close-up)
trumpet in Bb and accordion
fp 4 December 2014, Kragujevac; Ensemble StudioŠest (Nenad Marković and Vladimir Blagojević)
(download score v1.1)

fold  (2011-16) 9’
version for solo soprano saxophone
fp 2 October 2016, Strasbourg; Philippe Koerper
(download score v1.0)

cyme (2015-16) 4'00"
(from close-up)
harp solo

calyx (2015-16) 4'00"
(from close-up)
slide trumpet solo

tegmen (2015-16) 4'00"
(from close-up)
cello solo

instar (2015-16) 4'00"
(from close-up)
soprano recorder solo

spore (2015-16) 4'00"
(from close-up)
accordion solo

loss's glossolalia (natural causes X) (2016-17) 4’00"
for solo voice
text by Simon Howard
(download score of natural causes I, IV, X, XIV v1.1)