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eliptosonics

DIANA McINTOSH
COMPOSER

McIntosh, the exasperated composer, in a scene from her multi-media theatrical work, "Eliptosonics"

Photo by Vivian Sturdee

"A quick glance at Canadian Diana McIntosh's list of works gives the distinct impression that here is a composer with a keen sense of humour and no qualms about mocking the establishment."


"An astonishingly accomplished artist...."   Canadian Press, New York




McIntosh's scores are available from the Canadian Music Centre info@musiccentre.ca



Solo Piano

TITLE
YEAR MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
A Mir Prelude and Fugue
2007
6
Piano


A rose is a rose ...
2007
7
Piano and live electronics

Aiby Aicy Aidyai
1983
5
Toy piano, with mouth sounds
All In Good Time
1988
9.5
Piano with tape/CD
Listen
...and 8:30 In Newfoundland
1986
12
Spoken voice, small perc., digital delay

Beryl Markham-Flying West With the Night
1995
50
Piano, spoken voice and tape/CD (text from West With The Night, by Beryl Markham)

Channels
1986
20
Piano


Climb to Camp One 
1990
9
For piano interior Listen!
Eliptosonics
1979
13
Spoken voice, piano, tape/CD, & slides  (text by composer)

Eliptosonics - excerpt
1979
8
As above, without slide projections

Extensions
1981
15
Piano and tape/CD


From A Dark Journey
2004 13
Piano keyboard and interior


From Wapta Ice
2003
6.5
Piano, tape/CD & spoken voice (text, The Source, by Monica Meneghetti)


Glorified Chicken Mousse
1984
5
Piano, spoken voice & tape/CD (text from The Joy of Cooking)

Go Between
1984
25
Piano and tape/CD (This is a solo version of the 3-piano work of the same title, with 2 pianos pre-recorded and mixed with the accompanying electronic sounds)
Listen!
In A Sense
1994
20
Thumb piano, small perc. & spoken voice  (1 performer) (text by Diane Ackerman)

Les Souliers de Montmartre 2009
8
Piano, temple blocks, tape and video projection
Made To Scale
1990
5
Solo rap piece for spoken text and tape/CD


McIntosh The Stein Way
1992
45
Piano, small perc., spoken voice & tape/CD
(excerpts from texts of Gertrude Stein)

Mountain Gods, The
1996
16
Piano, spoken voice & tape/CD

Murkings
1993
25
Piano, small perc, spoken vce & digital delay (text by Paul Dutton)


Music For Wire and Wood
1987
8
Piano and temple blocks


Patterns
1996
6
Spoken voice & tape/CD


Points of View
1990
5
Piano


Process Piece
1988
7
Spoken voice, tape/CD & food processor


Processions
1993
6.5
Piano with 2 digital delays

Sampling the Communication Parameters in the Ambience of Structural Phrasing and Dynamics in Contemporary Music
1991
13
Piano & spoken voice (text by composer)

Shadowed Voices
1988
12
Piano, spoken voice, small perc. & digital delay  (text by composer)

Slipping The Bonds - From Birds to Bondar
1999
60
Piano, spoken voice, small perc. & tape/CD (text from composer's interview with Roberta Bondar)

Sound Assemblings
1983
15
Piano and tape/CD

Summit ridge
2005
13
Piano and tape/CD

Tay Ploop
1986
5
Piano, small perc. and tape/CD

Through The Valley: Milgaard
2001
30
Piano, tape/CD & Narrator (text from composer's interviews with Joyce Milgaard)

Two New Minutes
1984
5
Piano

Wiwaxy Ledges, The
2002
5
Piano, spoken voice & tape/CD


Worlds Apart
1988
10
Piano







 

Other Solo Works

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
Arm of Dionysus, The
1991
23
Violin and tape/CD arrow-right Listen
Doubletalk
1983
6.5
Extended vocal techniques and tape/CD
arrow-right
Gut Reaction
1986
15
Viola and tape/CD


O 2014 15 Voice , live electronics & tape    
"Porini, Porini, Porini"!
2007
6
Solo bassoon
arrow-right
Tea For Two At Whipsnade Zoo
1982
6
Recorder & tape/CD


Time Out
1990
7
Clarinet







 

2-, 3-, 4-Piano and 4-hands

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
Courting the Muse
1995
20
2 pianos with text spoken by pianists (text by Diane Ackerman)
Dual Control
1986
6
2 pianos

Four On The Floor
2002
20
4 pianos, trombone, trumpet, fr. horn and 2 percussionists. Coloured lighting, specified by composer, enhances production. Listen!
Go Between
1984
25
3 Pianos and tape/CD
Listen!
Gradatim Ad Summum
1982
12
Piano duet (4 hands)


Through Ancient Caverns
1988
7
Piano duet (4 hands)


Zwei Pianola Mit Vistlen, Shtompen und Klappen
1985
6
2 toy pianos


Nine Foot Clearance
2002
20
2 pianos  (piano reduction version of orchestral work of same title)






 

Chamber Ensemble

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
Approaching Kilimanjaro    
        
2005 15 There are 3 versions:   Percussion, piano and string quartet;          Perc., piano, flute, violin, viola and cello;   Percussion, piano and string orchestra   

Arm of Dionysus, The
1991
23
Violin and tape/CD
arrow-right
Listen
Bow Them away
2005
8
Flute Choir


Braille For The Wind's Hand  
1992
15
Soprano, mezzo, baritone and tape/CD (poem by Liliane Welch)


Dance for Daedalus
1990
15
Piano & alto saxophone

Fancy Free (or Pensés enfantine) 2006 12
Cello, percussion and spoken text
Four On The Floor
2002
20
4 pianos, trombone, trumpet, fr. horn and 2 percussionists. Coloured lighting, specified by composer, enhances production.
Listen!
Four or Five For Four or Five
1984
12
Recorder, oboe, bassoon,harpsichord, perc.

From Wapta Ice
2003
6.5 Piano, percussion & spoken text
redarrow-right

Gulliver
1981
16
Piano and recorder


Imprints
1991
8
Piano, oboe & mezzo soprano (text by Liliane Welch)

Kiviuq - An Inuit Legend
1985
20
11 instruments and narrator


Luminaries
1979
15
Piano & flute


Moments ago
2003
20
Piano and violin

Nanuk
1991
13
Piano & viola

Patterns And Digressions
1991
14
Flute, clarinet, oboe, fr. horn, bassoon

Playback
1987
17
Piano, violin, clarinet

Rôles Renversés 1988
6
Piano and soprano (text by composer)


She Had Some Horses
2002
15
Cello, percussion, tape/CD and Narrator
(Text from She Had Some Horses, by Joy Harjo)

Sonograph
1980
13
Recorder, oboe & bassoon


Temperaments 2009
13
Flute, clarinet, percussion and piano

That Damned Elusive Muse of Mine
2004
14
Piano, percussion, electronic sound and spoken text (text by Diane Ackerman)  This work was created in collaboration with percussionist Beverley Johnston
redarrow-right

Time And Again (There are both theatrical and non-theatrical - [14 mins.] versions)
1999
20
Piano, flute & clarinet

Tongues Of Angels
1986
14
Piano, soprano & small perc. (perc. played by the 2 musicians) (text  from The Bible)


Uhuru Kamili
2003
17
Piano and percussion
Listen
User Friendly
1987
5
Soprano-recorder & double bass

Wenkchemna
2001
25
Flute, violin, eng. horn, cello and 2 Narrators (text from The Fells of Brightness:Wenkchemna, by Jon Whyte)






Chamber Orchestra

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
Approaching Kilimanjaro     2005 15 There are 3 versions: Percussion, piano and string quartet, Percussion, piano, flute, violin, viola and cello; Percussion, piano and string orchestra
Margins of Reality
1989
12
String orchestra






 

Orchestra

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
Approaching Kilimanjaro
2005
15
There are 3 versions:
     Percussion, piano and string quartet;       
     Perc., piano, flute, violin, viola and cello;
     Percussion, piano and string orchestra 

Margins of Reality 1989
12
String orchestra

Nine-Foot Clearance  (There are both theatrical and non-theatrical versions) 1995
17
Piano & orchestra


Through The Valley: Milgaard
2001
30
Orchestra with piano and pianist/narrator (text from composer's interviews with Joyce Milgaard and from Joyce's book, A Mother's Story) Listen!





 

Electroacoustic

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
A Different Point of View
1982
7
Tape or CD, with slide projections

Dream Rite
1992
30
Tape/CD, voice, small percussion (choreographed by Raechel Browne)

Kiviuq  (for Puppet Theatre)
1982
40
Tape/CD


To A New Year
1985
16
Extended vocal techniques, small perc., digital delay & tape/CD (choreographed by Raechel Browne)





 

Choral

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
In the beginning, mountains
2005
8
SATB with solo soprano and solo clarinet


Psalm 46
2003
4
SATB with organ -  ALSO -  SATB with piano
red arrow right






 

One-woman Theatrical Works

TITLE
YEAR
MINS
INSTRUMENTATION
PROG
NOTE
SND.
CLIP
All Too Consuming 2006 15 Spoken text, percussion (plates, bowls, glasses) and tape/CD arrow-right
...and 8:30 In Newfoundland
1986
12
Spoken voice, small perc., digital delay arrow-right
Aunt Kate
2008
16
Piano, spoken voice and tape/CD
arrow-right
Beryl Markham - Flying West With The Night
1995
50
Piano, spoken voice and tape/CD

Courting The Muse
1995
2
2 pianos


Doubletalk
1983
6
Extended vocal techniques and tape/CD

Elephant Walk 2006
10
Percussion and spoken text arrow-right
Eliptosonics
1979
16 Spoken voice, piano, tape/CD, & slides  (text by composer)
Eliptosonics excerpt
1979
10
As above, without slide projections

Glorified Chicken Mousse
1984
5
Piano, spoken voice & tape/CD (text from The Joy of Cooking)
In A Sense
1994
18
Thumb piano, small perc. & spoken voice  (1 performer) (text by Diane Ackerman)
Made To Scale
1990
5
Solo rap piece for spoken text and tape/CD

McIntosh The Stein Way
1992
45
Piano, small perc., spoken voice & tape/CD
(excerpts from texts of Gertrude Stein)

Murkings
1993
30
Piano, small perc, spoken vce & digital delay

Nine-Foot Clearance (theatrical version)
1995
20
Piano and orchestra

Opening Windows 2007
16 Piano, spoken text and percussion

Process Piece
1988
7
Spoken voice, tape/CD & food processor

Rôles Renversés 1988
6
Piano and soprano (text by composer)

Sampling the Communication Parameters in the Ambience of Structural Phrasing and Dynamics in Contemporary Music 1991
13
Piano & spoken voice (text by composer)
Shadowed Voices
1988
12
Piano, spoken voice, small perc., & digital delay  (text by composer)

Slipping the Bonds - From Birds to Bondar
1999
60
Piano, spoken voice, small perc. & tape/CD (text from composer's interview with Roberta Bondar)
Solitary Climb
-
40
Piano, spoken text, tape/CD, video-projected visuals

Tay Ploop
1986
5
Piano, small perc. and tape/CD

Time And Again  (there are both theatrical and non-theatrical versions) 1999
20
Piano, flute & clarinet

Through The Valley: Milgaard
2001
30
Piano, tape/CD & narrator (text from composer's interviews with Joyce Milgaard and from Joyce's book, A Mother's Story)
Two New Minutes
1984
5
Piano