List of Compositions

2012-07-23 LeadCoveRampCROP

Compositions

current November, 2016

Tina M Pearson Compositions**

 

Absorb 2016

Duration – 1 – 8 hours (variable). Set of four compositions for an installation commissioned by Media Net through the BC Arts Council) Premiere October 2016 Media Net Flux Gallery

Tree Sing

Duration 34′. Audiovisual composition for dance and layered voice and breath. Performed by Lori Hamar dance, Tina Pearson voice)

Carried on Your Winds Duration 38′  For breath sounds (Performed by Carolyn Doucette, Carol Ann Weaver, John G Boehme, Grace Salez, Judith Price, Bjorn Eriksson, Norman Lowrey, Chris Tonelli, Tawnie Olson, Viv Corringham, Brenda Hutchinson, George Tzanetakis, Wendalyn Bartley, Jerry Pergolesi, Sondra Moyls, Ian Birse, Laura Kavanaugh, Lesley Greco)

Flowing on Your Tongues Duration 29′  (Performed by Carol Ann Weaver, John G Boehme, Grace Salez, Judith Price, Bjorn Eriksson, Norman Lowrey, Chris Tonelli, Tawnie Olson, Viv Corringham, Brenda Hutchinson, George Tzanetakis, Wendalyn Bartley, Jerry Pergolesi, Sondra Moyls, Ian Birse, Laura Kavanaugh, Lesley Greco)

-Disturbances on Water Duration 32′ . For video camera. Silent rhythms realized through video projections of overexposed sunlight particles on water. Performed by Kirk Schwartz.

Songs From Glass Island  2016

Duration 60””. Full length work in 10 movements. Composed with Camille Norment, George Tzanetakis, Paul Walde. New works for all glass instruments inspired by Robert Smithson’s unrealized work “Island of Broken Glass”, conceived for an islet off Vancouver Island, BC.

I The Pour; II Unbounded Vanishing Points; III Abyssal Space; IV Tendency Toward a Primordial Consciousness; V Resolution of the Organic and the Crystalline; VI The Spiral; VII Threshold Into Elsewhere; VIII Violent Analogies; IX Avalanche in the Mind; X Entropic Processes

Premiere April, 2016, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC by Experimental Music Unit and Camille Norment.

Prelude in Blue 2015

Duration 20’. Site-specific audio installation for Royal BC Museum. Premiere January 2016, from Music for Natural History, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.

Elk Concerto (2015)

Duration 30’. Composed with Paul Walde. Based on 2012 work. Performative installation for mixed variable ensemble including vocal soloists, chorus, strings, brass, winds and folk / world instruments.

Premiere January 2016, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC (Joanna Hood, Ajtony Csaba, Julio Lopezhiler, Nathan Friedman, AJ Carson, Alisa Gordaneer, Janet Sit, Clare le Nobel, Paul Walde, George Tzanetakis, John G Boehme, Geraldine Bulosan, Tancha Dirickson, Chris Tooley, Rachael Wadham perfs)

Shoreline Operetta (2015)

Duration 30’. Composed with Paul Walde. Based on 2012 work. Performative installation for mixed variable ensemble including vocal soloists, chorus, strings, brass, winds and folk / world instruments.

Premiere January 2016, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC (Joanna Hood, Ajtony Csaba, Julio Lopezhiler, Nathan Friedman, AJ Carson, Alisa Gordaneer, Janet Sit, Clare le Nobel, Paul Walde, George Tzanetakis, John G Boehme, Geraldine Bulosan, Tancha Dirickson, Chris Tooley, Rachael Wadham perfs)

This Is For You (ohrenhoch Berlin) 2015

Duration 30′ – 2 hours (variable). Site-specific multi-floor audio installation with localized interactive listener score.Premiere August 2015, ohrehnhoch, Berlin.

Black One (2014)

Duration 20’. Text score for mixed ensemble. Premiere December 2014, Dark Listening, Experimental Music Unit (Tina Pearson, George Tzanetakis, Paul Walde) with Norm Adams, Victoria, BC

Black Two (2014

Duration 20’. Text score for mixed ensemble. Premiere December 2014, Dark Listening, Experimental Music Unit (Tina Pearson, George Tzanetakis, Paul Walde) with Norm Adams, Victoria, BC

Hands Over Sky (2014)

Duration 24’. For hands, breath and voice of four or more performers in remote locations connected by the networked platform Skype. Premiere December 2014, Media Net, Victoria (Viv Corringham, Brenda Hutchinson, Leila Pertl, Brian Pertl, David Arner perfs.)

PwRHm: Breathing the Network with Helicopter (2014)

Duration 9’. Breath-guided telematic work for 6 or more networked performers with Hummonica and virtual helicopter. Premiered September, 2014, Net New Music Festival, Birmingham, UK (Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and Leif Inge)

Between Five and Six (2014)

Duration 1’. Solo for Hummonica, a tuned virtual electronic instrument.Premiere May 2014, 60×60 UnTwelve Mix at Mobius, Cambridge, Mass., USA. (Electronic)

This Is For You (2014)

Duration 20′ – 2 hours (variable). Audio installation with audience interactive listening/sounding score. Premiere April, 2014, Audiospace Not All There, curated by Paul Walde, Open Space, Victoria, BC

Gentle Hands (2014)

From Migration of Their Materials. Duration 4 minutes. Toy piano. Premiere March, 2014, Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival, Winnipeg Manitoba. (Xenia Pestovia, toy piano).

Migration of Their Materials (2014)

Duration 10 minutes. Toy piano and table duo. (commissioned through the Canada Council for the Arts) Premiere February, 2014, innovations en concert, Montreal (Xenia Pestovia, toy piano and Shawn Mativetsky, tabla).

Hunt (3) (2013)

Duration 20 – 25 minutes. Mixed ensemble of 3 or more sustain instruments.Premiere December, 2013, Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria (Experimental Music Unit: Paul Walde, George Tzanetakis, Tina Pearson)

Vocal Scan of the Widow Jane Mine (2013)

Duration 15 – 30 minutes. Three or more voices.Premiere July 2013, Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, New York (Viv Corringham, Lisa B Kelley, Tina Pearson)

Breathing with PwRHm (2013)

Duration 15 minutes. Six or more custom audiovisual virtual instruments and animations, video projection. Premiere July, 2013, EMPAC, Troy, New York, Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

Breathe Listening (2012)

Duration 60 minutes. Solo amplified inhaling and exhaling voice. Commissioned by Peter Morin, for a button blanket dance, a projected river and a courthouse). Premiere October 2012, Maritime Museum, City of Victoria 150th Celebrations, Victoria, BC, Canada

In This Far Now (2012)

Duration 20 minutes. Hybrid reality composition with media artist Liz Solo w/ custom online virtual instruments, animation, movement, field recordings, voice, accordion.Premiere July 2012, Avatar Orchestra, Liz Solo, Tina Pearson; Sound Symposium, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada

Music for Natural History (2012)

I Mammoth in Blue (15 minutes)

II Elk Concerto(20 minutes)

III Shoreline Operetta (20 minutes

IV Delta in White (15 minutes)

(with Paul Walde, commissioned by the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC)

Movements I and IV: Multichannel tape compositions for installation (field recordings and sine tones) Movements II and III for mixed ensemble of voices, winds, strings, percussion, found and invented instruments

Premiere April 28, 2012, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Iris (2011)

Duration 18 minutes. Flute duo with piano. (commissioned by Friends of Government House, Victoria, BC; video by Grace Salez). Premiere March, 2011, Government House, Victoria, BC, Canada

Metavention III (2010-2011)

Duration 20 minutes. Composition (with Leif Inge) for online virtual cello, custom virtual instruments (tuned sine tones and machine sound, folk instruments). Premiere January 2011 Nymusik World Music Festival, Oslo, Norway

Blue Bridge (Out) (2010)

Duration 12 minutes. Mixed ensemble of sustain instruments (with or without recorded audio). Premiere December 2010 LaSaM (George Tzanetakis, Anne Schaefer, Kelby MacNayr, Tina Pearson), Fort St. Cafe, Victoria, BC

Metavention II “We do not have to cultivate forgetfulness or the love of chance; we are the play of chance and necessity”

Duration 30 minutes. Composition (with Leif Inge) for online virtual giant pianos, custom virtual instruments (sine tones, field recordings, folk and invented instruments). Premiere November 2010 Zeitgeist Festival, Muro Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland & Odyssey Simulator, Second Life

name (2010)

Duration 8 minutes. Solo voice with tuned glasses and bowed steel bowl. Cmposed for dance by Jung-Ah Chung. Premiere November 2010, In Song and Dance, Metro Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada

Blue Bridge (In) (2010)

Duration 60 minutes. Site specific Performance Action for one listener/notater and one transcriber. Premiere October 2010, OPEN ACTIONS, Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria, BC, Canada

Marie Antoinette Medusa (2010)

Duration 20 minutes. Solo voice(for dance by Constance Cooke). Premiere October 2010 Romp Dance Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada

I Hear Here (2009 – 2010)

Duration variable. Listening intervention for one or more performers in an outdoor public space.Premiere September 2010 OPEN ACTIONS (with Grace Salez, John G Boehme, Judith Price), Mile Zero, Victoria, BC, Canada

Rotating Brains / Beating Heart (2010)

Duration 30 minutes.Composed with Stelarc, Pauline Oliveros, Franziska Schroeder, Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. Audio visual composition for online custom virtual instruments (just intoned sine tones, tuned machine noise, brain waves, heart beats, breath, speech) with live saxophone, electronics and signal processing. Premiere September, 2010 @ Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts Conference, Brunel University, UK

Whiteout (2010)

duration 7 minutes. Electroacoustic (processed field recording samples, tuned glass instruments, bells, bowls) Composed for dance film by choreographer Jennifer Mascall.Premiere August 2010, MediaNet’s Dance for the Camera, Open Space, Victoria, BC.

And Beethoven Heard Nothing (2010)

Duration (overall) 90 minutes. Mixed ensemble with piano and electronics. Co-director, Dylan Robinson; Tim Gosley (video). Facilitated Composition project* Premiere May 2010 LaSaM Music (George Tzanetakis, Chris Reiche, Cathy Lewis, Alex Olson, Tina Pearson), Knox Presbyterian Church, Victoria, BC, Canada; Subsequent October 2010 Merlin’s Sun Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada

Victoria Complaints Choir compositions Facilitated Composition project*

Welcome to Canada (2010)

Duration 2’30”.Lyrics by Bharat Chandramouli, additional music by Ian Griffith. Choir with accordion, body percussion and simple percussion.Premiere May 2010 CBC Radio One On the Island, Victoria, BC; Subsequent May 2010 street performances, Victoria, BC; May 2010 Open Space Voice++ Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada

Cars and Bikes (2010)

Duration 2’30”.Lyrics by Victoria Complaints Choir members, additional music by Ian GriffithChoir w/ portable keyboard (accordion or other) and simple percussion. Premiere May 2010 street performances, Victoria, BC; Subsequent May 2010 Open Space Voice++ Festival, Victoria, BC

Homeless (2010)

Duration 3’30”.Lyrics compiled and edited by Grace Salez and Geraldine Bulosan. Choir with portable keyboard (accordion or other) accompaniment. Premiere May 2010 Street performances, Victoria, BC; Subsequent May 2010 Open Space Voice++ Festival, Victoria, BC

Brazilian Journals (2009)

Duration 40’.Texts by P.K. Page. Live soundscape composition with tuned glass, bells and percussion, for performance of readings by PK Page. Premiere June 2009, Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre, Victoria, BC

In Between Gold (2008)

Duration 9 minutes.Lyrics by Lyssa Pearson. Voice with globe light fixture, percussion, bells, piano strings. Premiere November 2010 LaSaM (Chris Reiche, Kristy Farkas, Tina Pearson), Grace Lutheran Church, Victoria, BC

Tectonach (2007-2008)

Duration 12’ – 20’ (variable). Mixed ensemble of pitched instruments with minimum one pitch-shifting keyboard. Premiere November 2008 LaSaM (Chris Reiche, Kristy Farkas, Tina Pearson), Grace Lutheran Church, Victoria, BC

PwRHm (2008)

Duration 20 minutes.(commissioned by the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York). Online 3-D work w/ custom virtual instruments (harmonic series sine tones, tuned machine noise) Premiere April 2008 Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Women and Identity Festival, New York

Quantal Strife Sound (2007)

Facilitated Composition project*. With contributions from Cathy Lewis and Chris Reiche

One (2007)

Vantage (2007)

Plateau (2007)

Of a Refrain (2007)

Many Trains (2007)

Premiered January 2008, Victoria Symphony New Currents Festival, Open Space, Victoria, BC

Flight Through a Hole in the Wind (1996)

Duration 12 minutes. Solo flute with voice. Premiere June 1996 Vancouver International New Music Festival, CBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Stretched Harmonic Time (1993)

Duration 20 minutes. Electronic – installation. Premiere January 1993, Sonic Boom Festival, Vancouver Pro Musica, Western Front, Vancouver, BC Canada

moon of the running waters

Duration 20’. Electroacousic (soundscape, electronics, live processing). Premiere January 1993, Sonic Boom Festival, Vancouver Pro Musica, Western Front, Vancouver, BC Canada

Harmonic Time (1989)

Duration variable (4 minutes – 60 minutes). Electronic – 8-FB01’s and computer. Premiere July, 1989 Simon Fraser University; Subsequent August,1989 Vancouver Community Arts Council

In the South She Dances Her Song (1988)

Duration 15 minutes. Solo tunable multi-stringed instrument with voice. Premiere December, 1988, Gayle Young (amaranth), Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

moon of the breaking up of the ice (1988)

Duration 45 minutes. Solo flute/voice, with soundscape recordings, wall/floor slide projections, movement. Premiere 1988, Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario

Stone Spirits 1987

Duration 12 minutes. Flute solo with voice and movement. Premiere 1988, Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario; Subsequent 1989, Vancouver Community Arts Council

Ailehpo (1987)

Duration 12 minutes. Flute, soundscape recordings, voice, percussion. Soundscore for choreography by Mia Blackwell. Premiere New Dance Festival, 1987, Toronto, Ontario

A Measure for a Mayfly (1986)

Duration 30-60 minutes (variable). Soundscape intervention for portable treble instruments (ocarinas, whistles, recorders, wood/bamboo flutes). Premiere June 1986 New Music Co-op, Grange Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Oxygen Tonic (1983)

Duration 80’ overall. Mixed ensemble of sustaining wind and stringed instruments with piano, percussion and gong

Threshold (1983)

Duration 12 minutes. Mixed ensemble (open instrumentation). Premiere March, 1983, New Music Co-operative (Anne Bourne, Gordon Monahan, Chris Devonshire, Steve Donald, Kim Ratcliffe, Vid Ingelevics, David Mott, Tina Pearson), Canadian Centre for Photography, Toronto, Canada

Creatures (1983)

Duration 10 minutes. Mixed ensemble (open instrumentation). Premiere March, 1983, New Music Co-operative (Anne Bourne, Gordon Monahan, Chris Devonshire, Steve Donald, Kim Ratcliffe, Vid Ingelevics, David Mott, Tina Pearson), Canadian Centre for Photography, Toronto, Canada

Colliding (1982)

Duration 60’. Piano, flute, voices, clarinet, tape, for choreography by Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise (Paula Ravitz, Denise Fujiwara, Sally Lyons, Alan Risdell) Premiere 1982, New Music Co-op (Miguel Frasconi, John Oswald, Robert W Stevenson, Tina Pearson), Harbourfront, Toronto

Whitewater (1982)

Duration 15 minutes (variable). Soundscape. Premiere 1982, New Music Co-op / Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada

Understanding (1982)

Duration 5 minutes. Voice, piano. Premiere April 1982, New Music Co-op / Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada

Circling Beats (1982)

Duration 8 minutes. Two sustaining treble wind instruments. Premiere April, 1982, New Music Co-op / Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada

Common Ground (1980)

Duration 10 minutes. Trio for sustained treble instruments. for choreography by Paula Ravitz. Premiere 1980, Don McMillan, Michael J Baker, Robert W Stevenson, Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, Toronto, Canada

RSVP (1979)

Duration 10 minutes. Grand piano strings and keyboard (four or more hands) Premiere 1979, Toronto, Canada, performed by Stuart Shepherd, piano.

Saturn (1979)

Duration 12 minutes. (commissioned by Grant Strate, choreographer, for dance by Menaka ThakkarTreble sustained instrument trio with tabla, mrdangam or simple percussive instrument(s) Premiere 1979, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, performed by Paul Hodge, clarinet.

In Vitro (1979)

(40’ sound score for live voice and instruments with electronics) for Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, with Paul Hodge, perf. various art and dance centres in South Ont., Montreal, New York 1978, ’79, ‘80.

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**This list only includes compositions that have received professional public performances. This list does not include improvisations, or compositions primarily constructed from improvisatory performance. All pieces are notated. Scores are available upon request.

*Facilitated Composition is a term used by Tina Pearson to describe work that bridges composition, guided and structured improvisation, oral transmission and collaboration; where the initial idea, overall structure and/or ultimate coordination is the purview of the “composer” but where input and interaction from and within the specific group of performers is an integral part of the manifestation of the work. 

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