List of Compositions

 

2012-07-23 LeadCoveRampCROP

Tina Pearson Compositions Performed

 

My Virtual Breath 2018

Duration 20′. Composition with fragmented voice samples and harmonic series sine tones in an audiovisual 3D networked environment.

Premiered March 8, 2018, Roles4Women International Womens Day Festival at Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator, Second Life.

Spectral Glass 2017

Duration 30′ Electroacoustic composition for live and generative electronics, and tuned glass vessels

Premiered September 17, 2017, Archive Gallery, Victoria, BC

Performed by Jeff Morton (electronics) and Tina Pearson (glass)

Root Blood Fractal Breath 2017

Duration 60-80 minutes. Mixed ensemble work comprised of a set of instruction / graphic scores played sequentially and concurrently, commissioned by Contact Contemporary Music through a SOCAN Composer Residency.

Premiered July 15, 2017 Allen Gardens Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario.

Performed by Contact (Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Bryan Holt, cello; Alex Kotyk, bass; Rob MacDonald, guitar; Jerry Pergolesi, percussion; Allison Benstead Wiebe, piano).

Listening to the Blood (20-30 minutes)

The Uprooted (Calling Home) (5-8 minutes)

Here I Have Landed (12-15 minutes)

Transported (Free Ride) (12-15 minutes)

Migratory Dances in the Land of the Limes (8-12 minutes)

Displaced (Imposed)

How Did These Fish Get Here (8-12 minutes)

Fractal Birth (12-20 minutes)

Cactus Galaxy (15 minutes)

Botanical Lament (Rising) (10-15 minutes)

Absorb 2016

Durations below. Set of four compositions for an installation commissioned by Media Net through the BC Arts Council. Installed October 7 – 15, 2016 Media Net Flux Gallery.

Premiered October 6, 2017 Medinet Flux Gallery, Victoria, BC.

Carried on Your Winds 2016

Duration 38′ For solo breath sounds combined

(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 2016

Duration 29′ For solo voices combined

(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)

Tree Sing 2016

Duration 34′. Audiovisual composition for dance and layered voice and breath

Performers: Lori Hamar dance, Tina Pearson voice.

Premiere of ensemble version (music and dance) October 15, 2016, Medinet Flux Gallery, Victoria, BC.

Performed by George Tzanetakis (clar), Rachael Wadham (objects), Paul Walde (bass), Julio Lopezilller (voice), AJ Carson (accordion), Tina Pearson (fute, voice), and Lori Hamar and Stacey Horton, dance.

Disturbances on Water

Duration 32′ Silent rhythms realized through video projections of overexposed sunlight particles on water. Performed by Kirk Schwartz, video.

Songs From Glass Island 2016

Duration 60′. 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.

Premiered April 7-8, 2016, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC by Experimental Music Unit and Camille Norment.

Performed April 10, 2016, Pyatt Hall, presented by Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 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

Music For Natural History 2012-2015

Duration 90 minutes (with additional 15′ audio work by Paul Walde)

Prelude in Blue 2015

Duration 15’. Electroacoustic composition

Premiered April 2012, Royal BC Museum, Victoria BC

Performed January 15-16 2016, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.

Elk Concerto (2012-2015)

Duration 30’. Composed with Paul Walde. Performative installation for mixed large ensemble and chorus.

Premiered April 2012, Royal BC Museum, Victoria BC

Performed January 15-16 2016, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.

Performed by 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

Shoreline Operetta (2012-2015)

Duration 30’. Composed with Paul Walde. Performative installation for mixed large ensemble and chorus.

Premiered April 2012, Royal BC Museum, Victoria BC

Performed January 15-16 2016, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.

Performed by 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

This Is For You (ohrenhoch Berlin) 2015

Duration 30′-2 hours – variable. Installation. Site specific multi-floor audio installation with two electronic works and a set of interactive listener scores for visitors

Premiered/installed August 9-16 2015, ohrehnhoch Gallery, Berlin.

Performed/installed August 28-September 4, 2016, ohrehnhoch Gallery, Berlin.

Black One (2014)

Duration 10-12’. For mixed ensemble of acoustic and/or electric instruments

Premiered December 2014, Dark Listening, Merlin’s Sun Theatre, Victoria, BC

Performed by Experimental Music Unit with Norm Adams

Black Two (2014)

Duration 10-12’. For mixed ensemble of acoustic and/or electric instruments

Premiered December 2014, Dark Listening, Merlin’s Sun Theatre, Victoria, BC

Performed by Experimental Music Unit with Norm Adams

Hands Over Sky (2014)

Duration 24’. For hands, breath and voice of four or more performers in remote locations connected by Skype

Premiered December 2014, Media Net, Victoria, BC

Performed by Viv Corringham, Brenda Hutchinson, Leila Pertl, Brian Pertl, David Arner.

PwRHm: Breathing the Network with Helicopter (2014)

Duration 20’. Breath-guided telematic work for 6 or more networked performers with Hummonica and virtual helicopter.

Premiered September, 2014, Net New Music Festival, Birmingham, UK

Performed November 27, 2014 Posthuman Corporealities Network Conference, Lisboa, Portugal.

Performed November 28, 2016, Diffrazioni Firenze Multi Media Festival, Florence, Italy.

Performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and Leif Inge

Between Five and Six (2014)

Duration 1’. Solo for Hummonica, a tuned virtual electronic instrument.

Premiered May 2014, 60×60 UnTwelve Mix at Mobius, Cambridge, Mass., USA.

This Is For You (2014)

Duration variable. Audio installation with audience interactive listening/sounding score.

Premiered April, 2014, Audiospace Not All There, curated by Paul Walde, Open Space, Victoria, BC

Gentle Hands (2014)

Duration 4 minutes. Variation from Migration of Their Materials. Toy piano.

Premiered March, 2014, Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival, Winnipeg Manitoba.

Performed by Xenia Pestovia, toy piano

Migration of Their Materials (2014)

Duration 12 minutes. Toy piano and tabla duo. (commissioned through the Canada Council for the Arts)

Premier February, 2014, innovations en concert, Montreal

Performed March 31 2016, New Works, Calgary Alberta

Performed April 1 2016 Western Front, Vancouver

Performed April 2, 2016 Open Space, Victoria, BC

Performed April 3 Hive Emporium, Gabriola Island BC

Performed by Xenia Pestovia, toy piano and Shawn Mativetsky, tabla

Hunt (3) Chanterelles (2013)

Duration 18 – 24 minutes. Mixed ensemble of 3 or more sustain instruments.

Premiere December, 2013, Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria

Performed November 15, 2014, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

Performed June 6, 2015, Open Space, Victoria, BC.

Discography: Music For Mycologists CD released June, 2015 and on bandcamp.

Performed by Experimental Music Unit

Vocal Scan of the Widow Jane Mine (2013)

Duration 12 – 30 minutes. Three or more voices.

Premiere July 2013, Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, New York

Broadcast Premiere Accordion Noir radio 2016 and 2017

Performed by 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

Performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

Performed February 23, 2014, Vektor Game Art Convergence Festival, Toronto, Ontario.

Veiled (2013)

Duration 60′. Durational voice and movement composition for one or more women with fabric.

Premiered April, 2013 at OPEN ACTIONS, Raino Dance Studio, Victoria, Canada.

Wilding Fort Rodd (2012)

Duration 60′. Site specific durational composition for solo voice, bones, fur and reverberant space.

Premiered October 2012 at OPEN ACTIONS, Fort Rodd Historic Site, Victoria, Canada.

Performed by Tina Pearson, with simultaneous OPEN ACTIONS performances by Grace Salez, John G. Boehme, Brenda Patays, Judith Pierce, Fran Benton & Doug Jarvis.

Breathe Witnessing (2012)

Duration 60 minutes. Solo amplifed breath and 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 Anniversary Celebrations, Victoria, BC, Canada

Echolocation I (2012)

Duration 15-30′ (variable) Outdoor public parking space listening performance piece for one or more performers with blindfolds.

Premiered September 2012 at OPEN ACTIONS, Seaplane Terminal, Wharf Street, Victoria, Canada

Performed by Tina Pearson, with OPEN ACTIONS performers Grace Salez, John G. Boehme, Brenda Patays, Judith Pierce.

In This Far Now (2012)

Duration 20 minutes. Composed with media artist Liz Solo

Hybrid reality w/ custom virtual instruments, animation, movement, feld recordings, voice, accordion

Premiere July 2012, Sound Symposium, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada

Performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

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. Composed with Leif Inge.

Virtual cello, custom virtual instruments (tuned sine tones and machine sound, folk instruments)

Premiere January 2011 Nymusik World Music Festival, Oslo, Norway

Performed by Leif Inge and Tina Pearson

Blue Bridge (Out) (2010)

Duration 12 minutes. Mixed ensemble of sustain instruments (with or without recorded audio)

Premiere December 20, 2010, Compilation Anti-Dote, Fort St. Cafe, Victoria, BC

Performed by LaSaM: George Tzanetakis, Anne Schaefer, Kelby MacNayr, Tina Pearson,

Metavention II “We do not have to cultivate forgetfulness or the love of chance; we are the play of chance and necessity” (2010)

Duration 30 minutes. Composed with Leif Inge.

Networked audiovisual composition for virtual giant pianos, custom virtual instruments (sine tones, feld recordings, folk & invented instruments)

Premiere November 2010 Zeitgeist Festival, Muro Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland & Odyssey Simulator

Performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

name (2010)

Duration 8 minutes. Solo voice with tuned glasses and bowed steel bowl

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 specifc 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 with dance by Constance Cooke.

Premiere October 2010 Romp Dance Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada

I Hear Here (2009 – 2010)

Duration 30′-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. Co-created with Stelarc, Pauline Oliveros, Franziska Schroeder, Norman Lowrey, Andreas Mueller

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

Virtual version performed November, 2010 @ Sound Play Festival, NAISA, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Pauline Oliveros and Stelarc.

Whiteout (2010)

Duration 7 minutes. For dance flm by choreographer Jennifer Mascall

Electroacoustic (processed feld recording samples, tuned glass instruments, bells, bowls)

Premiere August 2010, MediaNet’s Dance for the Camera, Open Space, Victoria, BC.

And Beethoven Heard Nothing (2010)

Duration (overall) 90 minutes.

Facilitated Composition project* Co-director, Dylan Robinson

Mixed ensemble with piano and electronics..

Premiere May 2010 Knox Presbyterian Church, Victoria, BC, Canada

Performed October 2010 Merlin Sun Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada

Performed by George Tzanetakis, Chris Reiche, Cathy Lewis, Alex Olson, Tina Pearson, Tim Gosley (video)

Victoria Complaints Choir compositions (2010)

Facilitated Composition project*

Performed by Bharat Chandramouli, Billy Bingaman, Chris Reiche, Geraldine Bulosan, Jennifer Wittvliet, Grace Salez, Linda Glass, Soumya Natarajan, Ian Griffiths (accordion), Conducted by Tina Pearson

Welcome to Canada (2010)

Duration 2’30”. Lyrics by Bharat Chandramouli, additional music by Ian Griffth

Choir with accordion, body percussion and simple percussion.

Premiere May 2010 CBC Radio One On the Island, Victoria, BC

Performed various street locations and in concert May 2010 Open Space Voice++ Festival, Victoria, BC,

Cars and Bikes (2010)

Duration 2’30”. Lyrics by Victoria Complaints Choir members, additional music by Ian Griffth

Choir w/ portable keyboard (accordion or other) and simple percussion

Premiere May 2010 various street performances, and in concert at 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 various street performances, and in concert at Open Space Voice++ Festival, Victoria, BC

Brazilian Journals (2009)

Duration 40’. Soundscape 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 fxture, percussion, bells, piano strings

Premiere November 2008, LaSaM, Grace Lutheran Church, Victoria, BC

Performed by Chris Reiche, Kristy Farkas, Tina Pearson

Tectonach (2007-2008)

Duration 12’ – 20’ (variable). Mixed ensemble of pitched instruments with minimum one pitch-shifting keyboard.

Premiere November 2008, LaSaM, Grace Lutheran Church, Victoria, BC

Performed by Chris Reiche, Kristy Farkas, Tina Pearson

Performed December 21, 2009, Orange Hall BC by George Tzanetakis, Chris Reiche, Kristy Farkas, Tina Pearson

Performed December 22, 2010, Fort Street Cafe by George Tzanetakis, Anne Schaefer, Tina Pearson.

Broadcast December 2016 Coop Radio, Remembering Pauline Oliveros.

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, Women and Identity Festival, New York

Performed by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (and Pauline Oliveros until 2012) widely including but not limited to:

2018 La Casa Encidada, Madrid, Spain

2016, Firenze Multimedia Festival, Florence, Italy

2014, Posthuman Corporealities Network Conference, Lisbon Portugal; & NetNewMusic Festival, Birmingham, UK

2013, Deep Listening Art & Science Conference, EMPAC, Troy, New York

2012, Newfoundland Sound Symposium, St John’s Newfoundland & Locus Sonus Symposium, Nantes France

2010, New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto, Canada; & Electrosmog International Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2009, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, Ireland; & Media Net Digital Symposium, Victoria, Canada

Quantal Strife Sound (2007)

Duration 70′. Facilitated Composition project*. With Cathy Lewis & 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

Performed by George Tzanetakis, Cathy Lewis, Pam Martin, Chris Reiche, Hunter Boucher, Tina Pearson, Diane Taylor, Michael Bennyworth, Sky.

Flight Through a Hole in the Wind (1996)

Duration 12 minutes. Solo fute with voice

Premiere June 1996 Vancouver International New Music Festival, CBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Broadcast CBC Two New Hours, September 1996

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 of the 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.

Revised version performed 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, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Performed by Gayle Young (amaranth)

moon of the breaking up of the ice (1988)

Duration 45 minutes. Solo fute/voice, with soundscape recordings, wall/foor 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

Ailehpo (1987)

Duration 12 minutes. Flute, soundscape recordings, voice, percussion

soundscore for choreography by Mia Blackwell

Premiere May 1987, Toronto, Ontario

revised version performed June 1987 Edmonton Folk Festival

A Measure for a Mayfly (1986)

Duration 30-60 minutes (variable).

soundscape intervention for portable treble instruments (ocarinas, whistles, recorders, wood/bamboo futes)

Premiere June 1986 Grange Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Performed by Toronto New Music Co-operative

Revised version performed August 2013 Eclectic Electrics Festival, Meaford, Ontario

Performed by Gayle Young, Andrew Timar, Miguel Frasconi, Erik Cadesky, Julia White and others.

Oxygen Tonic (1983)

Duration 80’ overall. Facilitated composition* project with David Mott

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, Canadian Centre for Photography, Toronto, Canada

Performed by New Music Co-operative (Anne Bourne, Gordon Monahan, Chris Devonshire, Steve Donald, Kim Ratcliffe, Vid Ingelevics, David Mott, Tina Pearson)

Creatures (1983)

Duration 10 minutes. Mixed ensemble (open instrumentation)

Premiere March, 1983, Canadian Centre for Photography, Toronto, Canada

Performed by New Music Co-operative (Anne Bourne, Gordon Monahan, Chris Devonshire, Steve Donald, Kim Ratcliffe, Vid Ingelevics, David Mott, Tina Pearson)

Colliding (1982)

Duration 60’. Piano, fute, voices, clarinet, tape

for choreography by Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise (Paula Ravitz, Denise Fujiwara, Sally Lyons, Alan Risdell)

Premiere 1982, Harbourfront, Toronto

Performed by New Music Co-operative (Miguel Frasconi, John Oswald, Robert W Stevenson, Tina Pearson)

Including the separate compositions

Whitewater (1982)

Duration 15 minutes (variable). Soundscape

Premiere 1982, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada

Understanding (1982)

Duration 5 minutes. Voice, piano

Premiere April 1982, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada

Circling Beats (1982)

Duration 8 minutes. Two sustaining treble wind instruments

Premiere April, 1982, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada by Miguel Frasconi and Tina Pearson.

Performed June 2008, Metro Studio, Victoria, BC by Cathy Lewis and Chris Reich

Common Ground (1980)

Duration 10 minutes. Trio for sustained treble instruments. for choreography by Paula Ravitz

Premiere 1980, Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, Toronto, Canada

Performed by Don McMillan, Michael J Baker, Robert W Stevenson

RSVP (1979)

Duration 10 minutes. Grand piano strings and keyboard (four or more hands)

Premiere 1979, Toronto, Canada

Performed by Stuart Shepherd

Saturn (1979)

Duration 12 minutes. Treble sustained instrument trio with tabla, mrdangam or simple percussive instrument(s)(commissioned by Grant Strate, choreographer, for dance by Menaka Thakkar

Premiere 1979, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Performed by Paul Hodge, clarinet

In Vitro (1979)

Duration 40’. Composed with Paul Hodge, sound score for live voice and instruments with electronics for Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise.

Premiere Toronto Dance Centre 1979

Performed by Paul Hodge and Tina Pearson

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Only compositions that received professional public performances are listed. Does not include improvisations.

*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 specifc group of performers is an integral or at least informative part of the manifestation of the work.

 

 

 

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