Compositions

S/c = score available from composer
S/fp = score available from Frog Peak Music
S/amc = score available from Australian Music Centre
R/c = recording available from composer
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R/m = recording available from Move Records
R/abc = recording with Australian Broadcasting Corporation
n/a = not available

 

TITLE INSTRUMENTATION Year Duration
Inya Dreams wind band 09 10'00"  
The early harmonic explorations of Septimus Mean pipe organ (tuned "meantone") & MIDI keyboard 09 10'00"  
Out of the blue piano solo 08 3'00" S/amc S/fp
Rondo on C (just intonation) MIDI keyboard or 3 unfretted stringed instruments 08 3'30" S/amc S/fp
Five-limit Fugue (just intonation) Three arrangements: 1. string quartet 2. duet for 88 note keyboard 3. duet for 2 keyboards 08 2'40" S/amc S/fp
Microchromatic Variations (just intonation) MIDI keyboard=harpsichord 08 6'30" S/amc S/fp
If Bach wrote ratios (arrangement in just intonation of Bach Prelude) MIDI keyboard=harpsichord 07 2'20" S/amc S/fp
While Away saxophone quartet & didjeridu 07 4'30" S/amc S/fp
A Dusky Lullaby for Zoe flute midi keyboard 06 5'30" S/c
With myriad degrees of light-dark infusion (just intonation) violincello, trombone, clarinet midi keyboard 06 20'00" S/c
To be a pilgrim trombone,didjeridu and pipe organ 06 4'50" S/c R/c
Just Bluffing for Quamby (2 pieces in just intonation based on sounds from Quamby Bluff)
1.Thus spake Zoothera
2. Lunulata
electronic 06 13'50" R/c
Jennie & Gillians Jig piccolo, cello & organ 05 6'00" S/c
Downunder Dance double-bass & didjeridu 05 3'30" S/c
About 7 (just intonation) National Steel Guitar tuned in just intonation (EADGBE) not performable on normal acoustic guitar 05 7'00" S/c
Just Dance (just intonation) National Steel Guitar tuned in just intonation (DADGAD) also performable on normal acoustic guitar 05 5'30" S/c
Fanfare for St Davids Day trumpet, pipe organ & didjeridu 05 5'00" S/c/fp/amc R/c
Little David at the Billabong pipe organ solo 04 5'00 S/c/fp/amc
Echoes in the Magnet Valley keyboard sampler 04 2’20” S/c R/c
Alice in the Palace solo violincello 04 2’30” S/c
Fantasia clarinet & pipe organ 04 5'00" S/c
Tarkine Passing electronic (CD) 04 3'10" R/c/abc
Didjeriduetto 2 didjeridus on same pitch 03 3'00" S/c
Magpies back of Bach sampler & pipe organ 03 4'30" S/c
ARTAMIDAE - a suite celebrating a family of Australian songbirds (just intonation)   02 24'00" S/c R/c/abc

1. Grey Butcherbird

sampler keyboard, didjeridu, flute, clarinet, trombone, & fretless electric guitar

 

4'30"

S/c R/c/abc

2. Australian Magpie

sampler keyboard, flute, bass clarinet & mandolin   4'30" S/c R/c/abc

3. Black Currawong

sampler keyboard, didjeridu, flute, clarinet, trombone, & fretless electric guitar   4'00" S/c R/c/abc

4. Pied Butcherbird

sampler keyboard, didjeridu, piccolo, clarinet, trombone, & fretless electric guitar   4'50" S/c R/c/abc

5. Grey Currawong, Dusky Woodswallow, (Magpie Lark)

sampler keyboard, didjeridu, flute, clarinet, trombone, & fretless electric guitar   4'00"
S/c R/c/abc
Pater noster SATB choir 01 2'00" S/c/amc
Bindegolly & the Swans
(just intonation)
string quartet + sampler or prepared electronics 01 3'00" S/c
I am like a Heron - setting of poem by Peter Bamford (just intonation) SATB voices & keyboard 00 3'00" S/c/fp/amc
This Beauteous Wicked Place (just intonation) harpsichord, sampler & didjeridu 99 6'20" S/c/amc R/m
Zygodactyl Dance solo harpsichord
also arranged for piano or pipe organ
99 3'00"

S/fp/amc/c R/m/fp/amc

About 3 pipe organ & didjeridu 98 3'00"

S/fp/amc/c R/m/fp/amc

Colluricincla harmonica
(featuring Grey Shrike-thrush - just intonation)

2 sampler keyboards & fretless electric guitar 98 4'00" S/c/amc R/c
The Frolicking Quoll solo clarinet 97 2'00 S/fp/amc/c R/m/fp/amc
Devils of the night (featuring Tas devil, frogs and owls) (just intonation) 2 samplers + didjeridu 97 6'30" S/amc/c R/m/fp/amc
Devils Lullaby (arrangement of last movt from "Devils of the Night" ) sampler solo 03 3'30" S/c R/c
Mood from Lake Mungo (Featuring Spiny-cheeked honeyeater)(just intonation) sampler + electric guitar
or sampler solo
97 4'00" S/amc/c R/m/fp/amc
Galah (just intonation) sampler+didjeridu 97 6'00" S/amc/c R/m/fp/amc
Life on Black Sugarloaf a musical presentation of Tasmania’s wildlife electronic 96 30'00 " R/fp/amc/c
SECRET PLACES - 5 pieces in just intonation as background to exhibition   95    

1. Metamorphosis

sampler+didjeridu   4'40" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/c

2. Cranky Fan (featuring Grey Fantail)

sampler solo   4'50" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/c

3. Flight

2 samplers   5'30" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/c

4. Crow Chorale (featuring Forest Raven)

sampler solo   3'35" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/m/c

5.Requiem -
(in memoriam Penny Thomson)

2 samplers   5'15" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/c
Prelude piano, clavichord or organ
also arranged for mandolin solo by Larry Polansky & for 3 clarinets by Karlin Love
95 1'20" S/fp/amc/m/c R/fp/amc/m/c
Little Penguins (just intonation) trombone,sampler & didjeridu 95 5'00" S/amc/c
Calamanthus (featuring striated
field-wren) - just intonation
flute and sampler 95 3'30" S/amc/m/c R/fp/amc/m/c
Cockatoo (just intonation) sampler & soprano saxophone 94 3'00" S/c R/fp/amc
arr. by Robert Williams sampler & piano 97 3'00" S/c R/fp/amc/m/c
Tarranyennah (featuring Masked Lapwing) (just intonation) keyboard sampler 94 3'00"

S/amc/c R/fp/amc/m/c

Dusky Robin sampler+tenor sax+alto sax +flute +trumpet 94 2'20" S/c
Honeyeaters sampler+ trumpet+ clarinet+ sax+ timpani 94 2'00 S/c
Forest Ravens - setting of poem by Bruce Roberts (just intonation) sampler+voice+ sax+didjeridu 93 5'00 S/c
E-gypt (featuring Crescent Honeyeater) (just intonation) 2 samplers, sop sax & didjeridu 93 3'30"

S/amc/c R/fp/amc/m/c

In the Church of Latter-day Consumers - improvisational setting of poem by Bruce Roberts sampler+voice+various 93 22'00" n/a
Dancing with the Organbird ( featuring Pied Butcherbird) (just intonation) 2 samplers+didjeridu 93 3'30" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/m/c
Keeping ones mind on the
Emptiness
tape piece -one off for ABC radio tribute to John Cage 92 29'40" r/abc
Bunbundalui (featuring Crested Bellbird) piano+sampler+didj 92 3'30" S/c R/fp/amc/m/c
Rondos alla Devil (words by BruceRoberts) (just intonation) voice+sampler+didj+ various 92 20'00" R/c
Possum Playing Possum (words by BruceRoberts) (just intonation) voice+sampler+double bass 92 9'00" n/a
Moignana -The Black Cockatoo - (words by BruceRoberts) (just intonation) voice+sampler+didj 92 6'30" n/a
Climbing the Currawongs Call (words by Bruce Roberts) (just intonation) voice+sampler+various 91 5'00" R/c
Tasmanian Toccata pipe organ, sampler & didjeridu 91 7'00" S/amc/c R/fp/amc/m/c
Riawunna sampler 90 1'20" n/a
Tronnelele sampler 90 2'45" n/a
LOVREGANA - Music from a
Tasmanian Forest
electronic - commercially released cassette tape      

1. Lovregana
(= "forest" - Tas aboriginal)

  90 8'00"  R/fp/amc/c

2. Linah ( = "forest raven")

sampler+didjeridu 89 3'00"  R/fp/amc/c

3. Lemarrcootya
( = "Grey Shrike-thrush")

  89 11'00"  R/fp/amc/c

4. Maantah ( = "long way/time")

  89 4'05"  R/fp/amc/c

5. Liapatyenna
( = "Crescent Honeyeater")

  89 3'45  R/fp/amc/c
SOUNDSCAPES FROM
WILDERNESS
electronic - commercially released cassette tape      R/fp/c

1. Black Forest Vic

  88 15'00"  R/fp/c

2. N.Tas Rainforest

  88 15'00" R/fp/c
Smoko in the Black Forest electronic tape 88 15'00" R/c
Music in form of Medieval Village voice+didjeridu+electronic tape 87 20'00" R/c
Another Rare Dreaming didjeridu solo 87 5'00' S/c
Plovers at Legana didj + electronic tape 87 15'00" R/c
The Spirit of the Place 2 didj+sticks+orchestra 86 10'00" S/amc/c
Go quietly my friend voice + piano 86 4'00" S/amc/c
The Spirit of the Place 1 (Dawn in the Black Forest) electronic tape+violin+clavichord 85 12'00" R/c
Californian Desert Dreaming violin+didj improv with David Dunn in California badlands 83 10'15" R/c
Ash Wednesday - performed at Paris Autumn Festival cassette tapes, didjeridu & voices 83 30'00 n/a
What the Commodore decided 24 various instrumentalists 83 9'00" S/c
A Village of Stone
(background for ABC radio program of the same name featuring aboriginal stone houses in Western Victoria.)
electronic tape 82 10'00" R/abc
Seven Rare Dreamings theatre-with didjeridu,voice,percussion & computer graphics 81 60'00" n/a
Sometimes your bent function any ensemble 81 variable S/amc/c
Saltwater River Concerto audience participation event 81 30'-60' n/a
Algorhythm 0 any ensemble 81 variable n/a
The first time ever I saw your face - a variation electronic tape 80 5'00" R/c
I shall say nothing electronic tape 80 5'00" R/c
Fanfare 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba & horn 79 2'00" S/amc/c
Beautiful Music 2 performers with radios and variable speed cassette decks 79 60'00" n/a
Creek Concrete performer with video and electronic tape 79 15'00" n/a
Variations on a theme by Elvis Presley #3 4 part choir with cassette tape-recorders 79 15'00" n/a
Frescobaldi process virginal or clavichord + 2 cassette tape-recorders 79 10'00 S/c
Somnambulism didjeridu + 7 cassette tape-recorders + spinning loudspeaker 79 12'00" n/a
Variations on a theme by Elvis Presley #1 2 perfs with toy instrs & cassette tape recorders 79   n/a
Igor and the Wolf harpsichord solo 78 5'00" S/amc/c
Five Quietly any 5 chamber players 78 9'00" S/amc/c
MMM double bass solo 78 4'00" S/c
Organ Sonata pipe organ solo 78 12'00" S/c
Sing Backowln 2 singers with cassette tape-recorders 78 10'-15' n/a
StAnne meets Godzilla electronic tape + organ improvisation 77 17'00 R/c
The Waltzing Instinct in Ostriches theatre piece with toy insts. organ etc. 77 10'00" n/a
Fugilism solo keyboard 77 7'00" S/amc/c
ATOM-BOMB TRILOGY   77    

1. Atom Bomb

2 performers with toy instruments & cassette tape-recorders   60'00" S/amc/c R/c

2. Son of Atom Bomb

5 performers with percussion instruments & cassette tape recorders   60'00" S/amc/c R/c

3. Atom Bomb meets Godzilla

1 performer with clavichord,pre-recorded tape & cassette tape recorders   60'00 " S/amc/c R/c
Requiem for Ian Bonighton piano solo 76 10'00" S/amc/c
A Song for Kids voice(s)+piano 76 1'00" S/amc/c
  revised for guitar + voice(s) 01   S/c
  re-revised for piano + voice(s) 04   S/c
If ya love someone, ya gotta love their trivia electronic tape 76 15'00" R/c
Sanctus didjeridu, voices & pipe organ 76 20'00" S/amc/c R/m/amc
Tran 27 3 performers with cassette tape recorders 76 variable S/c
Yerron Yerrone audience participation music theatre 75 1hr 30'
n/a
Tetrahedron electronic tape 75 30'00 R/c
Six over six 2 toy pianos or pianos 74 2'00" S/amc/c
Prelude #n 2 toy pianos 74 7'00" S/amc/c
Pentaphase III 2 toy pianos 74 10'00" S/amc/c
Pentaphase II harpsichord or piano 74 7'00" S/amc/c
Modulations any performer or group 74 12'00" S/amc/c R/c
Music for "Box" - a film by Bob Hill electronic tape 74   n/a
Music for "Bomb-Out" - a film by Peter Nicholson voices 74   n/a
Finite Differences all-mechanical pipe organ 4 hands 73 14'00" S/amc/c
Music for "Caucasion Chalk Circle" actors/singers/percussion 73   n/a
Et in terra pax choir 73 6'00" S/c
Apathetic Anomaly cellos + many performers with radios TVs record players 73 45'00' n/a
Pentaphase I organ, percussion, trumpet &electronics 73 10'00" S/c
Six Nos converging on an animal percussion 73 variable S/amc/c
Theme & Variations pipe organ 72 10'00" S/amc/c R/m/amc
Regret Vanishes theatre piece 72 60'00" n/a
In the beginning of what exactly any performer or group 72 variable S/c
EEEEE! untrained voices (3 parts) 71 5'00 " S/c