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Compositions
Orchestral Works

Sgraffito (2010)

Chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2;2.2.2.0;pf;3perc;8.6.5.4.2) [16']
Commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage. Premiered by the Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra, cond. Peter Eötvös

Volti (2006)

Solo piano and orchestra (picc.1.1.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn;2.2.2.1;hp;cel;solo pf;timp;2perc;str.) [11']
Premiered by the SNU Symphony Orchestra, Jong-Hwa Park (pf)

Heavy Traffic (2006)

Solo contrabassoon and orchestra (2.2.2.2;2.2.2.1;perc;pf;hp;str) [11']
Commissioned and premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, cond. James Judd. Hamish McKeich (cbn).

Rays of the Sun, Shards of the Moon (2003)

Symphony orchestra (3.3.3.3;4.4.3.1;hp;pf;perc;str) [9']
Premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, cond. Matthias Bamert
Recipient of the Douglas Lilburn Prize 2003

Symphony No. 1: The mountains ponder a silence as profound as stars (2002)

Symphony orchestra (picc.2.2.2.bcl.2;4.3.3.1;timp;3perc;hp;pf;str [38']
Commissioned and premiered by the Southern Sinfonia, cond. Marc Taddei

From the lonely margins of the sea (2001)

Piano and small orchestra (1.ca.1.0;1.0.0.0;pf;str) [11']
Commissioned and premiered by Southern Sinfonia

Nightdances (1999)

Symphony orchestra (picc.2.2.2.bcl.2;4.4.3.1;timp;5perc;hp;pf;str [9']
Premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, cond. Matthias Bamert

Chamber Works

TIMEDANCE (2012)

Piano, 2 violins, cello [38']
Commissioned by Good Company Arts; premiered by Stroma

Save Yourself (2012)

Flute, clarinet, accordion, synth, violin, cello [12']
Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Offspring

Orbits of Influence (2011)

Twelve saxophones [9']
Commissioned and premiered by the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra

Exitus (2009)

String quartet [21']
Commissioned and premiered by the New Zealand String Quartet

Blindsight (2009)

fl.cl.vn.vc.pf [11'30"]
Premiered by the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien

tesserae…interstices (2007)

fl.cl.pf.vib.vn.vc [8']
Premiered by members of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Splinter Cells (2005)

Alto/baritone saxophone & ensemble [15']
Premiered by Stroma with Lars Mlekusch

Icons and Artifice (2007)

bass clarinet duo, amplified ensemble and live electronics [11'30"]
Premiered by Stroma and the Duo Stump-Linshalm

14 Islands (2005)

fl/bass flute, prepared harp and unpitched percussion [6']
Commissioned and premiered by Flight and Dutchman

dirty pixels (2004)

Piano trio [12']
Premiered by the NZTrio

Scintilla (2002)

1(dbl.picc+afl).1.1.bcl.0;1.1.1.0;vibr,sus.cym;pf;hp;1.1.1.1.1 [7'30"]
Premiered by Stroma, cond. Hamish McKeich

Zonam Solvere (2002)

Chromatic gamelan and saxophone quartet [5']
Premiered by the Ensemble Multifoon and the Aurelia Saxofoon Kwartet

...dans les débris du temps (2002)

fl/picc, cl/ebcl, bcl, hn, btn, vib, vc, db [10']
Premiered by 175 East, cond. Hamish McKeich

Vitus (2001)

Cl, bcl, hn, btn, vc, db [6']
Premiered by 175 East

Solos/Duos (without electronics)

Tre Capricci Sussurati (2011)

Solo soprano saxophone [7']
Commissioned and premiered by Lars Mlekusch

Tre Canzoni Imperfette (2011)

Solo flute [7']
Commissioned and premiered by Luca Manghi

Ars Moriendi (2008)

Bass clarinet duo [4']
Commissioned and premiered by the Duo Stump-Linshalm

Heart Across Night (2008)

Trombone and percussion [5']
Commissioned by David Bremner

Machine Noises (2006)

Solo piano [6'30"]
Commissioned and premiered by Stephen de Pledge

In tempo di guerra, in tempo di tristezza (2003)

Solo piano [6'30"]
Commissioned and premiered by Ananda Sukarlan

Traiga cuentos la guitarra (2003)

Solo guitar [10']
Premiered by Geoffrey Morris

BADB (2002)

Flute and piano [5']
Commissioned and premiered by Bridget Douglas and Rachel Thomson

Wind Shear (1999)

Solo flute [8']
Commissioned and premiered by Bridget Douglas

Solos/Duos (with electronics)

Deep Field I (2013)

Bass-baritone and live electronics [8']
Commissioned by Nicholas Isherwood

Eight Maps for the Lost (2011)

Solo cello and live electronics [25']
Commissioned and co-written with Ashley Brown

La Fugicità del Suono (2012)

Solo flute and live electronics [8']
Commissioned by Roberto Fabbriciani

In Flexion (2004)

Amplified musical saw and tape [10']
Commissioned and premiered by Arnold Marinissen

Electroacoustic Works
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