Updated 17 July 2017


Ariadne's Thread (1994) 16'
String Quartet, Computer generated sound
(stereophonic and quadraphonic versions)
First performance: 2 December 1994
Messiaen Hall, Radio France, Paris, Arditti Quartet
Commissioned by Radio France,
The Florence Gould Foundation, and Les Ateliers UPIC

Coconino...a shattered landscape [rev. 1993] (1985) 19'
String Quartet
First performance: 10 November 1985
Almeida Festival, London, Arditti Quartet
Commissioned by the Arditti Quartet

Colombi Daydream, cf. SOLO
Solo Cello

A Crimson Path, cf. SOLO
Cello and Piano

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

Elliott (2007-2008) 11.5'
Dedication Piece
String Quartet
First performance: 25 January 2008
Arditti Quartet
Cité de la musique, Paris
Commissioned by the Cité de la musique in honor of Elliott Carter

Fantástico (2016)
Solo Violin
[Recasting Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"]
Lina Bahn, Violin
First performance: 25 November 2016
La casa que canta, Zihuatanejo, México

String Quartet, Reconfigurable projection modules, Multichannel sound distribution

FLiGHT (2012-2016)
String Quartet, in four movements
First performance (string quartet version): 30 November 2016
JACK Quartet
Boston University Concert Hall
Boston, Massachusetts

Focus a beam, emptied of thinking, outward..., cf. SOLO
Solo Cello

imagE/cello & imAge/cello (2007) 5' and 4'30"
Solo Cello
First performance [imagE/cello]: 3 March 2007
Alexis Descharmes, Cello
30 ans > 30 créations
Cité de la musique, Paris

First performance [imAge/cello]: 14 May 2007
Alexis Descharmes, Cello
Rencontres d'Ensembles de Violoncelles
Beauvais, France

First performance of the pair: 2 March 2010
Alexis Descharmes, Cello
La Maison Française, Washington, DC
A part of the CHANGES: Seasons Festival in Washington, DC
May be performed separately.
EP68223A (imAge) and EP68223B (imagE)

imagE/contrabass (2008)
Solo Contrabass
First performance:: 23 November 2008
Solo Contrabass
Mark Dresser, Contrabass
The Stone, New York City

imAge/contrabass (2010)
Solo Contrabass
First performance of the pair: 24 March 2010
Mark Dresser, Contrabass
New Music for Contrabass
Mark Dresser, Marc Marder, Ensemble Terra Nova
Hawai'i Contrabass Festival
Fresh Café, 831 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawai'i

imagE/viola (2012) 6'30"
Solo Viola
First performance: 6 December 2012
John Pickford Richards, Viola
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University, Cambridge

imAge/viola (2014)
Solo Viola
First performance and first performance of the pair (imagE/viola and imAge/viola): 5 April 2015
Mark Menzies, Solo Viola
The Beast, California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

imagE/violin & imAge/violin (2015)
Solo Violin
First performance: 29 September 2015
Irvine Arditti, Solo Violin
REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
Los Angeles, California

Solo Contrabass, Real-time algorithmic transformation

not forgotten (2007-2010)
in six movements: Giverny, Toru, Elliott, Ryoanji, Iannis, Now
String Quartet
First performance: 23 April 2010
Arditti Quartet
Wittener Tage
Witten, Germany
Commissioned by the Siemens Foundation with the cooperation
of the West German Radio, and the Cité de la musique

Kokoro, cf. SOLO
Solo Violin

Process and Passion (2002) 22'
Violin, Cello, Computer processed sound, Real-time computer spatialization (optional)
First Performance: 15 November 2002
Nicolas Miribel, Violin, Alexis Descharmes, Cello,
Frédéric Voisin, Technical support
Festival Why Note?
Dijon, France
Commissioned by Festival Why Note?

String Quartet, 1961 13'
First Performance: 31 July 1961
Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox String Quartet

Visions (1990-1991) 32'
String Quartet
First performance: 27 May 1992
Music Today, Tokyo, Arditti Quartet
Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Arditti Quartet