GERARDO DIRIÉ





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Voice, Choir


  • Miseras humanum mentes (2019) for chamber choir and bandoneon obligato. Texts from Lucretius De rerum natura.
  • Plenilunar (2019) for chamber choir and eleven instrumentalists. Text based on La blanca soledad by Leopoldo Lugones.
  • War Within (2018) for two narrators, choir, French horn, alto saxophone, organ and piano. On texts by Major General John Cantwell, Dante Alighieri, and Jalal ad-Din Rumi.
  • A Moment of Science (2017) four choral events based on scientific discoveries from 2016, for SSAA vocal ensembles.
  • Tikata tarpuinikichu (2016) setting of an ancient Inca melody, for soprano, guitars and bass flute.
  • Another Shore (2015) for chamber choir a cappella. Text by Antonio Machado, translated by Willis Barnstone.
  • Ottavia (2015) for chamber choir, pre recorded sounds, Bohlen-Pierce tuned violin and domra. Based on Italo Calvino's reading of this short story.
  • Vox mallei (2015) for mixed choir and descant recorder. Text from the Book of Eclesiastes;.
  • Overwintering (2011) for soprano, flute, clarinet, and piano. Text by Gerardo Dirié.
  • Stratagem (2011) for SATB choir, improvising saxophone, and 4-channel sinewaves. Text by Gerardo Dirié.
  • Pomegranate Friends (2011) for SATB choir, improvising saxophone, and 4-channel sinewaves. Text by Gerardo Dirié.
  • Two Hands or Wings (2010) for SATB choir, improvising saxophone, and 4-channel sinewaves. Text by Gerardo Dirié.
  • Awash (2010) for mixed vocal ensemble, clarinet (db. bass cl.), flute (picc, db. alto fl.), violin, cello, and percussion
  • Candor es lucis (2007) for mixed choir a cappella with soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists 
  • De clavibus memorie (2007) for mixed choir, tarkas ensemble, and crystal glass
  •  The Void (2005) for mixed choir a cappella 
  •  Tres motetes (2005) for SATTB, clarinet (db. bass cl.), marimba, and double bass
  •  Tonos del Arcángel (2000) for chamber female choir, bassoon, and one percussionist
  •  All is Water (1999) for baritone, children’s choir, bassoon, soprano saxophone, two trombones, and harp
  •  Two songs for Eurydice (1994) for soprano and piano
  •  Three of my favorite places (1991-92), for soprano and piano
  •  Balada (1991), for soprano, clarinet, EWI, and tape
  •  Soneto del can (1990), for soprano, piccolo, and snare-drum
  •  Canto de Amores entre ausencias (1988), for mixed chorus
  •  Per fenestram (1983), for mixed chorus a cappella


Stage


  •   Threads (2015): Ballet Ocèanique, Ballet des harpes, Ballet Interludes, Ballet Claire. Full-length modern dance, in four acts. Choreography by Yvonne Hall & Martin Schirbel with the Byron Ballet. Electroacoustic work with live bandoneon and miscellanous percussion.

  •   Flood (2013), chamber opera in four acts. Libretto by Alison Croggon.
  •      Written for the Queensland Conservatorium Opera Program - soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass; with twelve instruments [flute, clarinet, sop. saxophone; Fh, trpt, trb; electric guitar, string quintet.


  •   Las cuerdas del titiritero (The Puppeteer's Strings) (2007), chamber opera in two acts. Libretto by Josep Miquel Sobrer.
  •      Written for the Fénix de los Ingenios ensemble - soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, with recorders, violin, dulcien, bassoon,
          shawm, harpsichord, viola da gamba, theorbo.


    Electroacoustic


    • Éstas líneas que te escribo‐Remix (2021), stereo fixed media, in collaboration with Diego Montes for short film.
    • Promenade des Anglais I (2021), stereo fixed media.
    • Chaconne & Canarios (2021), stereo fixed media, in collaboration with Dale Schlaphoff and Ray Lin. Commissioned by the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art for the European Masters of the Metropolitan Museum of New York exhibition.
    • Promenade des Anglais III (2020), stereo fixed media.
    • Éstas líneas que te escribo (2019), for bass clarinet and stereo fixed media.
    • Variations on Purple Jacarandas (2018), stereo fixed media. Commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery of Gallery of Modern Art for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial.
    • Promenade des Anglais VII (2016), stereo fixed media.
    • Promenade des Anglais II (2016), stereo fixed media.
    • Novena (2016), for flute and stereo fixed media. Commissioned by the Brazilian Embassy in Moscow.
    • Itinerary (2016), 8-channel electroacoustic work.
    • Crawlers' Poetry (2013), for live performer and Computer Interactive Musician.
    • Kallawaya Ronda (2011), for 12 Tarkas and 8-channels sound diffusion.
    • Arpegios a Xochimilco (2011), for improvising harps and fixed media.
    • Gutenberg On The Slide of His Page (2010), stereo fixed media for video installantion.
    • Hwatu, Steps & Decks (2010), a) for fixed multichannel media, b) for Korean taegun soloist and fixed media.
    • Ask me no questions (2010), multichannel fixed media.
    • Gamelan B (2010), installation for fixed media.
    • El sueño de Jose Arcadio (2009), fixed stereo media.
    • Seven Steps (2009), stereo fixed media.
    • Moonless Etude (2008), for clarinet and fixed stereo media.
    • Villancico al Nacimiento (2000), electroacoustic fixed media.
    • Tu casa o este océano (1990), electroacoustic fixed media.


    Small Ensembles


    • Three Southern Landscapes (2019), for bassoon and piano.Published by Cayambis Music Press
    • Replies the Hoopoe (2019), for oboe and bassoon.Published by Cayambis Music Press
    • Guárdame las vacas [Variants] (2018), for guitar ensemble (Guitar Orchestra).
    • Noctuary Duos (2017), for bass clarinet and viola da gamba.
    • Malambo bentónico (2017), for bass flute and piano. Published by Cayambis Music Press.
    • Tanka pampa (2016), for piano duo.
    • Estancia (2016), for the "430" period instruments ensemble: fl, ob, bsn, 2vn, va, vc.
    • Dances From the Book of Bronze, No. 5 (2015), or brass quintet
    • Dances From the Book of Bronze, No. 4 (2014), for brass quintet
    • Dances From the Book of Bronze, No. 3 (2014), for brass quintet
    • Horizonte Abierto (2014), for violin duo
    • Elementales Duos (2013), for oboe d'amore, Colombian gaita, cavaquinho and bandoneon
    • Dances From the Book of Bronze, No. 2 (2012), for brass quintet (optional snare drum and surdo)
    • Dances From the Book of Bronze, No. 1 (2012), for brass quintet
    • Acandombao (2010), for two harps, viola, flute, guitar, bandoneon, and double bass
    • Bordoneo, Pifilca y Zapateado (2006-7), for clarinet, cello, and piano. Published by Cayambis Music Press.
    • Dos gondoleros invisibles (1990, rev. 2007), for clarinet duo. Published by Cayambis Music Press.
    • Moon of the Sore Eyes (2006), for recorder, trombone, contrabass, and one percussionist
    •  Nambour–Bli Bli (2004) for percussion sextet.
    •  Anjo breve (2001) for bassoon and string quintet. Published by Cayambis Music Press.
    •  El arpa del malevo Suite (2000). (rev. 2006)  for harp duo
    •  Nocturno de la luna en tu frente (1996), for violin and harp
    •  Whose body was a garden (1995) for flute and one percussionist. Published by Cayambis Music Press
    •  Helas mon dueil (1991), for violin, cello, and piano
    •  Two impromptus (1990), for two pianos
    •  Fuggi cor mio (1990), for clarinet and string quartet
    •  Confabulatores nocturni (1989), for violin and piano. Commissioned by Ramón Sánchez.
    •  Parancero (1989), for flute and piano. Published by Cayambis Music Press
    •  Música para una ventana (1988), for flute, bassoon, and percussion
    •  Romance para Lorca solo (1986), for oboe, bassoon, narrator, and percussion. Published by Published by Cayambis Music Press


    Large Ensembles   


    • Puerto de cántaros (rev. 2017), or orchestra.
    • Sampati and Jatayu Flying to the Sun , for symphonic winds ensemble (2016)
    • Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra: Subluna (1997)
    • Puerto de cántaros (1989), for orchestra
    • Dirección del fuego (1984), for chorus and orchestra
    • Story board (1983), for soprano saxophone, brass, and six percussionists


    Solo Instruments


    • Bronze Into the Water (2021), for 7-strings viola da gamba. Commissioned by Johanna Rose.
    • Ocher Solos (2018), three movements for solo oboe
    • Invention for Kay (1998), for one percussionist. Commissioned by Kay Stonefelt.
    • Si un día el olvido... (1997) , for solo guitar. Commissioned by Alan Thomas.
    • A String of Longing (1995) , for solo harp. Commisioned by Sirin Pancaroglu.
    • Blä, Gul, Rojo (1995), three partitas for soprano recorder
    • Siete de Oro (1993), for solo piano. Commissioned by the Aktiv Muzik Festival.
    • The weightless pillow (1991) , for solo guitar. Commissioned by Alan Thomas.
    • Il radio feriva il tempo (1991), for solo guitar
    • El baile del quinto día (1991), for solo violin. Commissioned by Tadashi Maeda.
    • Tarde, uma nuvem rosea, lenta (1989), for alto recorder
    • Canción para clarinete muy solo (1985), for clarinet and tape
    • Tres impresiones para un cuadro de Guillermo Hoyos (1982), for solo oboe. Commissioned by Noemí Waisbord.


    Other Ensembles


    •  Pillar Through Round Table (2007), structured improvisation for ensemble of ethnic instruments.
    •  Ti xiuhtototl (1997), for four female voices, harp, moxe%ntilde;o, and double bass
    •  An old friend (1994), for voice, harp, and treble viol
    •  Versos Alejandrinos (1994), for bassoon, recorders, string quintet, charango, and percussion. Commissioned by Alejandro Aizenberg.
    •  Lo colore son amore (1994), for recorders, clarinet, trumpet, viola, and percussion
    •  Orpheus turns his head (1992), for voice, viola, EWI, and Norwegian flute
    •  Iquitos-Manaus (1991), for soprano, jazz-rock band, Brazilian percussion, Andean aerophones, and live electronics. Commissioned by Marcos Cavalcante.
    •  Terra (1991) for electric viola, two pianos, and marimba
    •  El sueño de la mula negra (1990), for tape and variable number of performers
    •  Cinco canciones debajo del ladrillo (1988), for alto recorder, clarinet, violin, and two percussionists
    •  Preludio a Bernoulli (1985), for six recorders and percussion
    •  Los ocho puentes (1985), for four recorders, mandolin, and percussion