Compositions

Compositions by David Worrall

 

Electroacoustic Music

I am on the net through an interface different from the one you use when you do 2005 Sound Poem bagatelle for extended speech synthesisers and automatic language translation software. Audio-file playback. Part One of a mixed-media work of the same title.
Farrera Mountains 1996 For stereo electroacoustic tape and live electronic synthesis.
A Doing Resounds 1996 Sound poem for voice and sampler.
Harmonie du soir 1995 For 2 channel computer-generated tape and diffusion.
CordsIIb 1994 For 2 channel computer-generated tape.
CordsII 1992 For 2 channel live electronics and diffusion.
Meditation on Ganesha 1991 For live electronics. Uses custom software.
Butterflies Flutter By 1987 For 4 channel computer-generated tape and diffusion.
...with fish scales scattered... 1982 2 channel computer-generated tape. No diffusion.
Mixtures and Re-collections
1981 For 4 channel computer-generated tape. No diffusion.
Iquaqua 1975 Musique concrète for 2 channel tape.

 

Instrumental Music

Air 1998
For solo flute and live 'semi-intelligent' electronics. Commissioned by Mardi McSullea with Australia Council assistance. First performance: 1988, Canberra School of Music.
Silhouettes 1984 For large recorder ensemble, 2 channel computer-generated tape. Commissioned by the Victorian Recorder Guild. Australia Council Commission. First performance: 1984, Melba Hall, Melbourne University by The Victorian Recorder Guild, cond. Worrall.
Sketch Portrait 1983 Pianoforte. Homage à Eric Satie. First performance: undocumented.
Images for Two Pianos 1982 Albert H. Maggs Award commission. First performance 24 October 1982, Melba Hall, Melbourne University, by Lillian Tan and Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
Glass Games 1982 For flute, clarinet, violin, 'cello, percussion, 2 channel computer-generated tape. Commissioned by the Seymour Group with Australia Council assistance. First performance: 1 May 1981, Melba Hall, Melbourne University, by the Seymour Group, cond. Stuart Challender.
Night 1980 For chamber orchestra. First performance: February, 1980, Sydney. ABC Training Orchestra, cond. Robert Miller.
Scorpion Under Glass 1979 For pianoforte. First performance: 16 May 1982, Melba Hall, Melbourne University, by Michael Finnessy.
Sonata for Pianoforte 1979
Commissioned by Roger Woodward with Australia Council assistance. First performance: 1982 by Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Melba Hall, Melbourne University.
Chamber Variations 1976
For pianoforte, flute, viola, guitar, percussion. ACME Young Composer's Award. First performance: Nov. 1986. Adelaide Festival Centre.
Altinyani 1975
For solo clarinet. First performance: undocumented.
Metamorphoses 1974
For 16 solo strings.
Mobile 1 1973
For piano strings (internal). First performance: undocumented.

 

Mixed Media

I am on the net through an interface different from the one you use when you do 2005 A network-sound installation for extended speech synthesisers and automatic language translation software.
Alien Garden 2003
A very large scale collaborative polymedia work sponsored by ArtsACT and private sector businesses for the six weeks of the 2003 Canberra Floriade Festival. Uses two interlocking custom– designed Portable Immersive Polymedia Event Space (PIPES) domes, 20 channels of sound (16 in ambisonic A), 3 video projectors, 4 computers monitors, and various electro-opto-mechanical multimedia inventions. (with others). Utilises custom software.
IE+msv 2003
A collaboration with Choreographer Fiona Malone for dancer and others with electronic sound and image scapes. Design and construction of an articulated set. The Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra, April.
Waterwheel 2003
A collaboration with Kimmo Vennonen on an 8-channel ambisonic soundscape, including a 3.6m cubic spaceframe. First installed in May, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra.
Ada 2002
A collaborative polymedia dance work on the life of Ada Lovelace at the for the Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra. Included a Dancer-movable interlocking spaceframe projection screens.
The Twins 1999
A mixed-media scultpure incorporating voice synthesis and mannequins. Commissioned by the Festival of Contemporary Arts, Canberra. Solo exhibition Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and Gallery October 5-20. Utilises custom software.
One Nation - a lament 1998 For Percussion and multichannel sound. Utilises custom software. First performance, ACMA conference Canberra, August. Gary France, percussionist.

En Passant, Marcel Duchamp

1998
A computer music/animation collaboration with Christine Ulke (Berlin).
Resonant Silhouettes of Poincaré 1997
An interactive computer sound and animation multimedia installation (with Ramsden). Selected for inclusion in the International Society for the Electronic Arts symposium, Chicago, USA. September.
Square wave 1997
Music for Jennifer Seevink's computer composed video landscape of same name.
Coriolis 1994
Computer music and computer animation using multichannel Ambisonic techniques (with Ramsden).
Why Are You So Sad? 1993
Digital feedback in the geodesic dome performance space. A live work for 16 channel electronic audio and real-time computer animation, utilising custom software.(with others).
Chromachron 1993
Live performance work for 16 channel electronic audio and real-time computer animation, utilising custom software. (with Ramsden).
Happy New Ears 1992
Three hour live-to-air broadcast on ABC FM in memory of John Cage. From the geodesic dome performance space incorporating real-time computer music animation and feedback using custom software.(with others).
Cords 1990
16 channel live electronics and computer graphics for the geodesic dome performance space. Uses custom software. (with others).
Life Dreaming 1989
16 channel live electronics and computer graphics for the geodesic dome performance space. Commissioned by Australian Bicentennial Authority.
Perspectives
1988
For solo dancer, lighting designer and live electronics. Commissioned by Chimera with Australia Council assistance. With Choreographer/dancer Katy Bowman.
A Sensitive Chaos 1986
5 dancers. 2x4 channel computer-generated tapes. Commissioned by Chimera Conceptions. Australia Council Commission. First performance: May 1986 , Melbourne Arts Centre, choreographer Katy Bowman.
Aspects of Lunacy 1974
For 2 channel tape and diffusion. Suite from the incidental music to Shakespeare's King Lear.