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Duncan MacLeod Selected Compositions 2011/12 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005





Upcoming commissions for The London Sinfonietta, YARN/WAIRE, percussionist Joby Burgess and a multichannel electronic work for contemporary dance commissioned by Laban to be premiered in Florence, Italy. Ellipse, for two keyboards, tape and multichannel sound commissioned and premiered by duoDorT. IFF, for vocal trio and electronics, commission by the Handel House Museum for Juice vocal trio. The New Atlantis, for harpsichord and electronics for Jane Chapman. Lumen, for eight-part choir, commissioned by the Handel House Museum for The Pegasus Choir. Good Boy, Bad Boy. For viola and multi channel tape for Paul Silverthorne. Ellipsis, for six MIDI keyboards in just intonation, commissioned and premiered by Piano Circus. Fragment, for chamber ensemble (fl, cl, vl, vla, vc & pn) Graffiti, commissioned by SPNM & Ensmeble Okeanos (vla, ob, cln, hrp, 2 koto, shakuhachi & sho). Etude for the Dutchess of Illchester, for violin duet, commissioned and released on Vinyl LP by The Trebus Project as part of an Arts Council of England community arts research project. …undistinguished things to senses ruck… (v.ii), revised for two pipe organs, in mean and equal temperaments, including film by Jamie Worsfold. Down the rabbit hole, for sinfonietta (work in progress afl, bcl, tpt, 2 perc, harp, gui, vln, vc & db). Rupture, for saxophone quartet & pipe organ with visuals by Jamie Worsfold. Shortlisted by SPNM. #Dis.Lo.Cate, for chamber ensemble (2 fl, ssax, bsax, 2 kybd/2 acc, 2 perc, vln, vc & bgtr). …undistinguished things to senses ruck…, for string orchestra (6 vln, 2 vla, 2 vc & db), commissioned by SPNM and the Goldberg Ensemble. I, You, We, etude for viola and tape, premiered at the Banff Centre. While we wait, for sinfonietta (fl, cl, hn, perc, harp, 2 vln, vla, vc & db), commissioned Het Acoustisch Drama. Track Addict, for early music ensemble & film, collaborating with film artist Jamie Worsfold. His sinews lay bare, for baroque ensemble & film (traverso, ob, theorbo, vln & vc). Nook, for string quartet, commissioned by Verity Harding, short-listed by SPNM. Black Harvest, multi-media chamber opera for 17 singers, 2 pf & 2 perc., commissioned the GSMD, collaborating with artists from the Royal College of Art and Poet Lucy Hudson. Dog Trot, for brass ensemble, commissioned by Orkest de Volharding, broadcast live on Nederlands Radio 4. Surface Tension, for fixed media and quadraphonic sound diffusion. Dry Clean Only, for a.sax, harp and perc, commissioned for dance, broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Selected performances 2011 2010


2008 2007 2006 2005

Lumen, Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir IFF – Juice Vocal Trio, Berghain Club, C3 music festival, Berlin, Germany. Ellipse – duoDort UK tour, various venues. Ellipsis, Piano Circus – Cheltenham Contemporary Concerts, The Pump Room, Cheltenham. Good boy, Bad Boy – Victoria Bernath, Blackheath Concert Halls, London. Ellipse – duoDorT, Komedia Club, Brighton Festival, Brighton. The New Atlantis – Jane Chapman, Handel House Museum, London IFF – Juice Vocal Trio, Handel House Museum, London. Ellipsis, Piano Circus - The Firestation arts centre, Windsor & Kings Place, London. Good boy, Bad Boy – Paul Silverthorne/London Sinfonietta, Kings Place, London broadcast on Hear & Now, BBC Radio 3. Lumen, Pegasus Choir, St. Georges Hanover Square, London. Ellipsis, premiered by Piano Circus, Enterprise ’08 festival, The Space, London. …undistinguished things to senses ruck…, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fragment, premiered and toured by New Century Players, The Ship Studio, Dartington Hall; RedCat, Los Angles, CA USA. Graffiti, premiered and toured by Ensemble Okeanos Wiltons Music Hall, Spitalfields Festival; Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York Late Music Festival; RNCM, Manchester. Good Boy, Bad Boy, performed by the Arditti Quartet as part of Acanthes 2005, Metz, France. Nook, performed by the Quatuor Diotima as part of June in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.



...undistinguished things to senses ruck..., performed by The Automatic Arm with visuals by Jamie Worsfold at Muziekgebouwaan'tij, Amsterdam and reworked for two organs and four registrants, St. Pieterskerk, Leiden, The Netherlands. Down the Rabbit Hole, performed by Modelo '62, Gaudeamus New Music Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. # Dis.lo.cate, performed as part of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA. I, You, We, performed by John Pickford Richards, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Nook, performed by the Arditti Quartet, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London, UK & the Banff Centre, Canada ...undistinguished things to senses ruck..., performed by the Goldberg Ensemble as part of their UK New Music Tour - Turner Simms Concert Hall, Southampton; St. George's Concert Hall, Bristol; Leeds College of Music, Leeds; St. Johns-in-the-Square, Wolverhampton; Elvet Methodist Church, Durham; Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York; RNCM Brown Shipley Concert Hall, Manchester. Dog Trot, performed by Orkest de Volharding as part of Netherlands New Music Days 2003, Vredenburg, Utrecht The Netherlands. Broadcast live on Nederlands Radio 4. Ruck, performed by The Automatic Arm as part of Het Akousticisch Drama Festival, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Duncan MacLeod - Work list  

List of selected compositions and performances