SOLOS AND DUOS

 

WINIK TE'
(MAN/WOOD)
[2006]

[Solo marimba]


Commissioned by SGM New Music Commissioning Fund for Makoto Nakura

Premiered October, 29, 2005. Matsukata Hall, Kobe, Japan.

Makoto Nakura, marimba.

DURATION: 8'

KIKAI NO MORI [...EX MACHINA II] [2009]

[Version for percussion and piano] [in seven movements]

Commissioned by Makoto Nakura

Premiered Nov. 7, 2009. Hakuju Hall, Tokyo.

Makoto Nakura, percussion; Monica Ohuchi, piano.

DURATION: 17'

DE KOONING MOVEMENTS [2001]

[marimba, clarinet]

Commissioned by the Kobe Shinbun Arts Foundation for Makoto Nakura

Premiered October 11, 2001. Matsukata Hall, Japan.

Makoto Nakura, marimba; Todd Palmer, clarinet.

DURATION: 8'

DE KOONING DUO [2007]

[Guitar, marimba]

Premiered Nov. 13, 2007. Kilbourn Hall.  Rochester.

Makoto Nakura, Dieter Hennings.

DURATION: 7'

CHANCE FOREST INTERLUDES [2015]

[soprano solo] [may be performed with Kikai no Mori]

Premiered July 13, 2015 SoundSCAPE Festival. Maccagno, Italy.

Tony Arnold.

DURATION: 6 mins.

10 WEEKS, FOR SOLO CLARINET [2019]

Ten short pieces written for B-flat and Bass clarinet.

Commissioned by Fernando Domínguez

Premiered on March 29, 2019 at Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana.

Fernando Domínguez.

DURATION: 15'

COLD WAR RADIO [2018]

[electric five-string MIDI cello and electronic sounds]

(Can also be played on amplified acoustic cello)

Audio track provided as AIFF file upon request

Commissioned by Iracema de Andrade

Premiered on August 10, 2018 at the Centro de Cultura Digital.  Mexico City.

Iracema de Andrade.

DURATION: 9'

TWITTERING MACHINES [2003]

[flute and piano]

Commissioned by the U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture.

Premiered Nov. 19, 2003. Boston Conservatory. Asako Arai, fl, Frank Corliss, pf.

DURATION: 12'

ISHI NO MORI [STONE-FOREST] [2008]

[Ryuteki and percussion {with audience "stone choir"}]

Commissioned by the Japan Society.

Premiere: October 10, 2008, Japan Society. New York.

Takeshi Sasamoto, ryuteki; Adam Sliwinski, percussion

DURATION: 8'

CALACAS Y PALOMAS [1991]

[piano duo]

Premiered May 12, 1991. Sprague Hall, New Haven.

Lory Sims, Genevieve Lee, pianos

DURATION: 11'

MANO A MANO I, II, III, IV, V [1997/98 (I-III), 2005 (IV), 2007 (V)]

 [solo piano]

Commissioned [II] by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) and by Sara Laimon and Musicians Accord [I,III].

Premiered [II] April 26, 1997. Pinacoteca Virreinal. Mexico City. Alberto Cruz Prieto, piano.

Premiered [I,III] April 7, Miller Theatre. Sara Laimon, piano.

Premiere [I-IV]: April 3, 2005, Rochester, NY. Cristina Valdes, piano

DURATION: 16'

CINCO, CINCO AND SEIS [1987]

[solo fl] [in two movements]


Commissioned by Lory McConnell.

Premiered February 4, 1994. Americas Society, New York City.

Quintet of the Americas.

DURATION: 8'

THE LOON'S CHANT [1987]

[clarinet, piano]

Premiered Nov. 26, 1989. Capitol City Playhouse, Austin.

ISIS New Music Ensemble.

DURATION: 18'

MACHINARY [2007]

[piano duo]

Premiered November 13, 2007. Eastman School of Music. Rochester, NY.

Jung Sun Kang, Hae Yeun Jeun, pianos.

DURATION: 10'

Program note:

I: Tinguely

II: Machine with Chinese Fan

III: Machine with Wishbone

IV: Child Watching Ball

V: Dododecapede


These pieces, five out of a growing collection of miniatures written for piano-duo, are part-homage, part-commentary on the awesome machines built by the American artist Arthur Ganson—a self-described cross between a mechanical engineer and a choreographer. Ganson’s machines are simple and profound, quiet and eloquent, high-tech and low-tech, finite and eternal.

 

©2020 by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez