INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

Updated 17 July 2015



Aether, cf. SOLO
Violin, Piano


Archipelago (1982-83) 32.5'
Chamber Orchestra (32 players),
4- or 8-channel computer processed sound
2 Fl (2 Picc), 2 Ob (2 Ca), 2 Cl (Cl Eb, B-cl), 2 Bsn (2 Cbsn),
2 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, 1 Tba, 3 Perc, Pf, Ampf Hpd, Hp, Str (3, 0, 2, 2, 2)
First Performance: 15 February 1983
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
Ensemble Intercontemporain, Péter Eötvös, Conductor
Commissioned by Mme Pierre Schlumberger for Ircam
EP66956

2 Archipelago Islands:
Summer Island (Islands from Archipelago: I) (1984) 11'30"
Solo Oboe, Quadraphonic computer processed sound
Autumn Island (Islands from Archipelago: II) (1986) 13'
Solo Marimba

SOLO


...between... (1968) 17'
2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn, 2 Hn, 2 Tpt, 2 Tbn, Perc, Pf, Str,
Live electronic processing (ring modulator,
Sound distribution device, function generator)
First performance: 10 March 1970
Music Educators National Conference, Chicago
Hope College Symphonette, Harrison Ryker, Conductor
Commissioned by Hope College
EP66248



...brain ablaze...she howled aloud (2000-2003) 22'
One, two, or three Piccolos, Computer processed sound, Real-time computer spatialization
First complete performance and European premiere: 6 May 2003
Anne La Berge, Carin Levine, Jäckle Burkhard, Piccolos
Roger Reynolds, Computer spatialization and processing
Bavarian Radio/Musica Viva
Munich, Germany

First performance: 14 June 2000
John Fonville, Rachel Rudich, Piccolos,
Christopher Mercer, Computer spatialization and processing
June in Buffalo, New York
Commissioned by June in Buffalo
PROGRAM NOTE



A Crimson Path, cf. SOLO
Cello and Piano


Dionysus (1990) 14.5'
Chamber Ensemble (8 players)
Fl (Picc), Cl (B-cl), Hn, Tpt, B-tbn, Perc, Pf, Db
First performance: 1 July 1990
Music of Our Time, Indiana University, Bloomington
New Music Ensemble, Harvey Sollberger, Conductor
Commissioned by Indiana University
EP67371



Dream Mirror, cf. ELECTROACOUSTIC
Solo Guitar, Real-time algorithmic transformation


Elegy – for Toru Takemitsu, cf. ORCHESTRA
Solo Flute, Percussion, String Orchestra


...from behind the unreasoning mask (1974-75) 17'
Trombone, Percussion (+ Assistant),
Quadraphonic electroacoustic sound
First performance: 29 January 1975
Fifth Annual Contemporary Music Festival, Las Vegas
Ted Grove, Trombone, Jean-Charles François, Percussion,
Roger Reynolds, Assistant
EP66251



Gathering (1965) 10'
Woodwind Quintet
First performance: 12 July 1966
Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Danzi Quintet
EP6828



Less Than Two (1978) 22'
2 Pf, 2 Perc, Quadraphonic computer synthesized sound
First performance: 23 February 1979
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
James Freeman, Gilbert Kalish, Pianos,
Raymond DesRoches and Richard Fitz, Percussion
Commissioned by DesRoches, Fitz, Freeman, Kalish
EP66774



Mistral (1984-1985) 21'
2 Tpt, 2 Tbn, 2 Hn, Amp Hpd, 2 Vln, 2 Vc, 2 Db
First performance: 12 February 1985
Symphony Space, New York City
The Group for Contemporary Music, Harvey Sollberger, Conductor
Commissioned by The Group for Contemporary Music and the
Lontano Ensemble of London, Odaline de la Martinez, Director
EP67038



Mosaic, cf. SOLO
Flute (Piccolo), Piano


Odyssey, cf. VOICE(S) AND INSTRUMENT(S)
(originally titled Entre le galet et la dune)
Mezzo Soprano, Bass Baritone, Ensemble (16 players),
8 channels [4 + 4] of computer processed sound, lighting


Of this Word’s being … heard / not heard (2014) 10'
Soprano, Flute, Piano, Percussion
Text: from the writings of Heraclitus, as assembled by the composer
First performance: 20 September 2014
Alice Teyssier, Soprano, Ine Vanoeveren, Flute,
Brendan Nguyen, Piano, Jonathan Hepfer, Percussion
Musica Sacra Maastricht
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Commissioned by Musica Sacra Maastricht


Only Now, and Again (1977) 11'
Fl, 2 Picc, Ob, Cl Eb, Cb-cl, A-sax, Bsn, Cbsn,
Hn, 4 Tpt, 2 Tbn, 2 B-tbn, 2 Tba, 3 Perc, Pf
First performance: 6 May 1977
National Association of Wind Ensembles
NIU Wind Ensemble, Larry Livingston, Conductor
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation at Harvard and the
Northern Illinois University Wind Ensemble
EP66720



Process and Passion, cf. STRING ENSEMBLE
Violin, Cello, Computer processed sound, Real-time computer spatialization (optional)


Personae, cf. SOLO WITH ENSEMBLE
Solo Violin, Chamber Ensemble,
Stereophonic or Quadraphonic computer processed sound


Ping, cf. MULTIMEDIA
Fl, Perc (Harmonium, Bowed Tam Tam, Bowed Cymbal), Pf,
35mm slide projections by Karen Reynolds,
16mm film by the composer (1968) as restored by Ross Karre (2011),,
Quadraphonic electroacoustic sound, live electronic processing
Text: the short story by Samuel Beckett


The Promises of Darkness (1975) 22'
Fl, Cl, Bsn, Tpt, Hn, Tbn, Perc, Pf, Vln, Vc, Db
First performance: 8 January 1976
Lincoln Center, New York City
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg, Conductor
Commissioned by Arthur Weisberg
EP66655



Quick Are the Mouths of Earth (1964-65) 19'
3 Fl (3 Picc), Ob, Tpt, Tbn, B-tbn, 2 Perc, Pf, 3 Vc
First performance: 24 November 1965
Lincoln Center, New York City
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg, Conductor
EP6661



SEASONS: Cycle I (2009-2010) 50'
Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
First performance complete Cycle 1: 7 March 2010
Lisa Cella, Flute, Alexis Descharmes, Cello, Ross Karre, Percussion,
Jaime Oliver, Real-time computer sound processing
National Gallery of Art, DC
SEASONS: Cycle I is co-commissioned by New Music Concerts, the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund,
the National Gallery of Art
EP68300
Movements may be performed separately.
TECHNICAL MANUAL
Four Real-Time Algorithms, Roger Reynolds (with Jaime E. Oliver and Paul Hembree) (2015)
Technical manual for the use of software in the works of Roger Reynolds (SEASONS: Cycle 1, Dream Mirror, MARKed MUSIC, Toward Another World: LAMENT, Positings, george WASHINGTON, FLiGHT, "Shifting, Drifting")
EP68491


SEASONS: Cycle I a: Of Life and Spring 16'30"
Flute, Cello, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
First performance [Of Life and Spring]: 7 May 2009
John Fonville, Flute, Gabrielle Athayle., Cello, Steven Schick, Percussion,
Jaime Oliver, Real-time computer sound processing
Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla

SEASONS: Cycle I is co-commissioned by New Music Concerts, the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund,
the National Gallery of Art
EP68300A
Movements may be performed separately.



SEASONS: Cycle I b: Understand: Nothing 9'30"
Violin, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
First performance: 7 March 2010
Lina Bahn, Violin, Bill Kalinkos, Bass Clarinet, Ross Karre, Percussion,
Jaime Oliver, Real-time computer sound processing
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
SEASONS: Cycle I is co-commissioned by New Music Concerts, the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund,
the National Gallery of Art
EP68300B
Movements may be performed separately.


SEASONS: Cycle 1 c: With Awe and Tenderness 6'45"
Violin, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
First performance: 7 March 2010
Lina Bahn, Violin, Bill Kalinkos, Bass Clarinet, Ross Karre, Percussion,
Jaime Oliver, Real-time computer sound processing
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
SEASONS: Cycle 1 is co-commissioned by New Music Concerts, the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund,
the National Gallery of Art
Movements may be performed separately.
EP68300C


SEASONS: Cycle I d: A Mind of Winter 16'
Flute, Cello, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
First performance: 29 March 2009
New Music Concerts Ensemble
Jaime Oliver, Real-time computer sound processing
"Roger Reynolds and His Protégés"
Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto, Canada

SEASONS: Cycle I is co-commissioned by New Music Concerts, the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund,
the National Gallery of Art
EP68300D
Movements may be performed separately.


SUMMARY:
SEASONS: Cycle I & II (2009-2012)
Cycle I a: Of Life and Spring
Flute, Cello, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
Cycle I b: Understand: Nothing
Violin, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
Cycle I c: With Awe and Tenderness
Violin, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing
Cycle I d: A Mind of Winter
Flute, Cello, Percussion, Real-time computer sound processing

TECHNICAL MANUAL
Four Real-Time Algorithms, Roger Reynolds (with Jaime E. Oliver and Paul Hembree) (2015)
Technical manual for the use of software in the works of Roger Reynolds (SEASONS: Cycle 1, Dream Mirror, MARKed MUSIC, Toward Another World: LAMENT, Positings, george WASHINGTON, FLiGHT, "Shifting, Drifting")
EP68491


Cycle II a: What's To Come
Soprano, Cl, Ob, Pf, Vl
Cycle II b: Surprised Accords
Soprano, Cl, Ob, Pf, Vl
Cycle II c: Something Resides...
Soprano, Cl, Ob, Bsn, Tbn, Pf
Cycle II d: When They Were Gone
Soprano, Cl, Ob, Bsn, Tbn, Pf


SEASONS: Cycle II, cf. VOICE(S) AND INSTRUMENT(S)
Soprano, Cl, Ob, Bsn, Tbn, Pf, Vl


...the serpent-snapping eye..., cf. ELECTROACOUSTIC
Tpt, Perc, Pf, Quadraphonic computer generated tape


Shadowed Narrative (1977-82) 30'
Cl, Pf, Vln, Vc
First performance: 29 March 1982
Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
The Da Capo Chamber Players
National Endowment for the Arts Award
EP66899



Shifting/Drifting, cf. ELECTROACOUSTIC
Violin, Real-time algorithmic transformation


Toward Another World: LAMENT, cf. ELECTROACOUSTIC
Solo Clarinet, Real-time algorithmic transformation


Traces, cf. PIANO
Piano, Fl, Vc, Real-time signal processing, 6-channel
[3 stereo pairs] electroacoustic sound


Transfigured Wind III, cf. SOLO WITH ENSEMBLE
Solo Flute, Chamber Orchestra (14 players),
Quadraphonic computer processed sound


Wedge (1961) 9.5'
2 Fl (2 Picc), 2 Tpt, 2 Tbn, Tba, Perc, Pf, Db
First performance: 10 February 1962
ONCE Festival, Ann Arbor
ONCE Chamber Ensemble, David Sutherland, Conductor
EP6624R