Scott McLaughlin - Works List:
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Entangled Trio (pno, vln, and transducer feedback system - 30 mins)
Requested by Zubin Kanga & Mira Benjamin
Natura Naturans II (solo clarinet [cl] + 2 vln, 2 vla, 2 vc - 15 mins)
Requested by Apartment House as an arrangement of the string orchestra version for chamber group
an instrument is polarised inside itself (solo basset clarinet [cl] - 5 mins)
Natura Naturans (solo clarinet [cl] + prepared string orchestra - 15 mins)
The Garden of Forking Paths project.
various pieces for clarinet solo and clarinet duets [cl]. Including:
October Nocturns (tape - 09:35 mins)
Commissioned by the Land Lines project
The whole is encountered by going further into the parts (prepared contrabass [db] - 20mins+)
Commissioned by Christopher Williams
a particular constellation of openings and closures (studio improvisation on MS20 synth - 60mins)
Recording available at Bandcamp
The Dirac Sea: Folds in Continuous Fields (orchestra - 20mins)
Contingent Harmony (fl, cl, pno, vln, vla, vc - 10mins)
Commissioned by Explore Ensemble
like skipping stones on water (solo fl - one breath)
Commissioned by Kathryn Williams' 'Coming Up for Air' project
Der Greise Kopf Ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, db, perc, mezzo) + phone playback (6mins)
Commissioned by Metapraxis Ensemble
Commissioned by Christopher Williams. This piece subsequently became 'The whole is encountered by going further into the parts' (see 2020 above), which included substantial rethinking of the structural principles as well as the basic technique. So TBC is really a sketch for that piece, but I leave it here as a document of the performance.
Commissioned by pianist Zubin Kanga via Arts Council England
Repetitions and variations transform one other — ensemble (3 fl, 2 cl, ten. sax, tpt, corn, euph, perc, pno, gtr, vc) (25mins)
Requested by LSTwo ensemble, Leeds. Follow the composition of the piece at my new blog here
Fragility — 2 cl and tape (15mins)
Performed at Howard Assembly Room, Leeds 14/2/2018
Written for Manon String Quartet and 840 Concert series. Performed at St James' Church Islington, London, 6/5/2017
Written for Forecast Festival, Berlin, 10/4/2017
Written for LSTwo Strings ensemble at University of Leeds, under the direction of Mira Benjamin. Performed at Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds, 29/4/2017
Perisonic 8-chan/stereo Tape (10mins)
Commissioned by Music Current 2017 as a multi-artist work where several composers create Dublin soundscapes with video artist Mihai Cucu, after Dublin artist Robert Parker's 18thC 'Panoramic paintings': see here for more. Performed at Smock Alley, Dublin, 28/4/2017, Bremen 14/1/2018
developed with violinist Mira Benjamin.
Written for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as part of Composer Lab
written in memorium Bob Gilmore
written in memorium Bob Gilmore for Trio Scordatura (based on Nicola Vicentino)
co-composed with Mic Spencer, for Heather Roche
wax-on, wax-off – electronic installation (single rotary knob)
requested by Tom Mudd for his Control exhibition, performed in London, Cafe Oto 9/9/2015. The code here is a variation on that written by Dominique Thibault for my 2011 piece bifurcations in a continuous system.
requested by LSTwo, performed in Leeds 1/5/2015
requested by Seth Woods, performed in California (Nov 2015)
requested by Duo Hevans, performed in Amsterdam (4/5/14)
requested by Diego Castro Magas, performed in Huddersfield and Brunel
written for spatialised installation/performance at HCMF 2013. Guitar trio version available on the CD there are neither wholes nor parts on Ergodos Records.
histories have been replaced by maps (fl, ob, ob, cl, sax, tpt, vln, vla, vc, perc, el. gtr – 9’)
performed by LSTwo as part of Leeds Contemporary Music Festival 2013
requested by Henri Bok, performed in Dusseldorf and Catalonia, 2013.
requested by Bozzini Quartet for Composers’ Kitchen and HCMF. Available on the CD there are neither wholes nor parts on Ergodos Records.
requested by Peyee Chen.
requested by Duo Hevans
requested by Sebastian Berweck
there are neither wholes nor parts 2 (solo cl OR sax – 7’+)
requested by Jonathan Sage for clarinet or bassett horn. Available on the CD there are neither wholes nor parts on Ergodos Records.
action at a distance (vox and live electronics [8ch] – 8’)
requested by Peyee Chen for GemDays festival
At least two things (mezzo, vla, synth, live electronics – 6’)
requested by Trio Scordatura. Available on the CD there are neither wholes nor parts on Ergodos Records.
For Iain Harrison, requested by November Music, s-Hertogenbosch, Holland. Available on the CD there are neither wholes nor parts on Ergodos Records.
a text without shadow (he wished for) (sop, pno, vln, vc – 6’)
We do the same things, but I’m always different (sax x 2, live electronics – 40’)
For Iain Harrison and Markus Wenninger, requested by Process Festival, Berlin.
re-composition of Vertices (2009), for Leeds Gamelan Ensemble & Jonathan Sage.
Music in Two Dimensions no.6 (small ensemble – 10’)
Music in Two Dimensions no.5 (3 players and live electronics – 10’)
Shoals (10+ participants with laptops/smartphones/etc.)
Music in Two Dimensions no.4 (pno, cl – 8’)
For Wake Up.
Music in Two Dimensions no.3 (8th tone tpt , 96 tone conic bellophone – 11’)
requested by Duo Contour.
Music in Two Dimensions no.2 (Organ, bsn – 7’)
requested by FOCAM Ensemble.
Music in Two Dimensions no.1 (vln, vla, vc, pno – 6’)
requested by Metapraxis Ensemble.
Shadows (24-channel electronic installation)
MiniWofS 09, University of Huddersfield
Vertices (Gamelan Trio, cl – 8’)
requested by Gong Agenda and Jonathan Sage.
Clockwise Counter-Clockwise (toy pno – 30”)
For Xenia Pestova. on her birthday
Venn Feynmann Gestalt (8th Tone Trumpet, ¼ Tone Trumpet, 8th Tone Horn – 6’)
requested by Mikroblech. Performed at UK Microfest III, UK. 07/03/09
Lorenz (Sax, strings, vibraphone – 10’+)
requested by ICC Ensemble. Performed in Dublin and Galway, 04-05/09/08
The Well-Tempered Prism (Cl, Pno – 5’)
requested by 'Wake Up' (Kate Ledger/Heather Roche). Performed in York Late Music Festival 2008.
Marx (Viola d'Amore, Mezzo, Synth – 15’)
requested by Trio Scordatura. Performed at UK Microfest III (07/03/09); Transit Festival 2008, Leuven; Amsterdam, Muziekcentrum de Badcuyp (16/12/2008)
Intra (vln + prepared classical gtr – 12’)
requested by ICC for Ioana Petcu-Colan and David Flynn. Performed in Cluj, Romania (17/03/09); Dublin TCD chapel (01/12/07)
Torsion (8th-tone tpt – 4’)
requested by Stephen Altoft. Performed in Huddersfield, Manchester, York (02-07/11/07)
Nano (solo fl OR cl OR ob OR bsn OR sax– 12’+)
Performed by Heather Roche (clar.), Huddersfield (26/07/08); Nano2 (version including live electronics) performed by Iain Harrison, Gemdays Festival, Huddersfield (31/01/09).
Bifurcations (cl x 4 – 8’)
Performed by Dunleavy Clarinet Quartet, HCMF Shorts 2007, Huddersfield (22/11/07); SOMP Day, Huddersfield, (12/06/07)
For Garrett Sholdice (ob, vln, pno – 6’)
Performed by Black Cat Trio, SOMP Day, Huddersfield (12/06/07)
Whitewater (solo cl OR sax, + Max/MSP – 12’+)
requested by Iain Harrison. Performed by Eric Honour (saxophone), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (16/04/09); Kansas city (06/04/09); Franklin Pierce University NH (28/03/09); Brooklyn NY (26/03/09); Huddersfield (20/03/09); Perugia, Italy (19/03/09); Lucca, Italy (17/03/09); Vienna, Austria (14/03/09); Thessalonica, Greece (09/03/09); Heather Roche (clarinet) Bangor New Music Festival, Wales (28/02/08); Iain Harrison (saxophone), RMA Student Conf., University of Surrey (05/01/08); ECAL Conference, Lisbon (12/10/07); SOMP Day, Huddersfield (12/06/07); York Spring Festival (02/05/07); RNCM Manchester (29/03/07); Whitewater x 3 (30min installation for three moving players and 32 speaker array) performed by Iain Harrison, Heather Roche, Ann Evans at WofS, Uni. of Huddersfield, 16/06/08
Five Bells for Elliott Carter (vln, vln, vla, vc – 8’)
Performed by Sonar String Quartet, Ostrava Days Festival, Ostrava, Czech Rep. (29/08/07); FOCAM ensemble, Holy Trinity Church, Leeds (29/11/06)
Distemper (any instrument of fixed pitch + Max/MSP – 12’)
Performed by Cliona Doris (hrp), Printing House, Dublin, 16/11/06
Dunes (Bass Cl, Vc, Pno, Perc – 14’)
requested by SPELK. Performed at SOMP Day, Huddersfield (07/06/06)
Inner Shadow (Bass Cl, Vln, Vc, Acc – 5’)
requested by Concorde for the Samuel Beckett Centenery. Performed in Galway (29/07/06); Dublin (23/04/06)
Primes (Vln + Max/MSP – 15’)
requested by Amy Whitwam. Performed in Huddersfield (07/02/06)
The Lady with the Hammer (2 Tbn, 2 Euph, 2 Tba, 2 pno – 12’)
Performed by the New Music Ensemble of Huddersfield University (27/02/06)
Tracheids (Fl, Cl, Bass Gtr – 4’)
Workshopped at RMA Student Conference, Leeds, Jan. ‘06
If my Complaintes could Passiones Move (Sop Sax, Rec, Vln, Vla, Bass Viol, db – 4’)
John Dowland arrangement performed by SOMP ensemble, Huddersfield (09/03/06, 11/12/05)
Coffey 1 – 3 (Tape, 2 soprano – 8’)
Prisma (Vln, Pno – 10’)
Moraine II (2 db – 8’)
Performed by Simon Anderson and Chris Addington, Huddersfield (07/02/06)
Mitochondria IIa (Fl, Cl, Vc, Pno, Perc – 5’)
Performed by Firebird, Huddersfield (26/04/05)
Mitochondria II (Cl, Vc, Pno – 4’)
Performed by YCC Ensemble in the Goethe Institute, Dublin (21/05/05)
Workshopped by Ostravska Banda, Ostrava Days, Czech Rep. (21/08/07); Performed by The Goldberg Ensemble, Huddersfield (15/02/05)
Penumbra (Open scoring, min. 8 players – 8’)
Written for COMA Yorkshire. Performed by Luxembourg Sinfonietta, ISCM World Music Days, Hong Kong (28/11/07); COMA Yorkshire, Huddersfield (12/06/05)
After-images (Fl, Cl, Vla, Vc – 6’)
Workshopped by MusiKFabrik at Sligo New Music Festival, Ireland (28/03/04)
A very old piece that isn't really representative any more, but I have a soft spot for it. Never played or recorded at the time. Diego Castro kindly recorded it in 2017.
A very old piece that isn't really representative any more, but I have a soft spot for it. It was played (wonderfully!) several times by Simon Mawhinney when it was originally written, but never recorded. I include it here because Kate Ledger kindly recorded it in 2011