GERARDO DIRIÉ





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Voice, Choir


  • A Moment of Science (2017) four choral events based on scientific discoveries from 2016, for SSAA vocal ensembles.
  • Tikata tarpuinikuchu (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 contrabass
  •  Tonos del Arcangel (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 Océanique, 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


    • Novena (2016)  for flute and stereo fixed media.
    • 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 electronic sounds
    • Gutenberg On The Slide of His Page (2010) 
    • Hwatu, Steps & Decks (2010) 
    • Ask me no questions (2010) 
    • Gamelan B (2010) installation for fixed media
    • El sueño de Jose Arcadio (2009)
    • Seven Steps (2009)
    • Moonless Etude (2008)
    • Villancico al Nacimiento (2000)
    • Tu casa o este océano (1990)


    Small Ensembles


    • 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
    •  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
    •  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


    Large Ensembles   


    • 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


    • Invention for Kay (1998), for one percussionist
    • Si un día el olvido... (1997) , for solo guitar
    • A String of Longing (1995) , for solo harp
    • Blå, Gul, Rojo (1995), three partitas for soprano recorder
    • Siete de Oro (1993), for solo piano
    • The weightless pillow (1991) , for solo guitar
    • Il radio feriva il tempo (1991), for solo guitar
    • El baile del quinto día (1991), for solo violin
    • 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


    Other Ensembles


    •  Ti xiuhtototl (1997), for four female voices, harp, moxeño, and double bass
    •  An old friend (1994), for voice, harp, and treble viol
    •  Versos Alejandrinos (1994), for bassoon, recorders, string quintet, charango, and percussion
    •  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
    •  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