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2017

  • Comeback Quartet (string quartet) (19′-20′)
    commissioned by and dedicated to headliner
    NOTE: the actual performance of this piece must be delayed until 2033
  • Hmm… (sop & keyboard) (17′)
    1. Hum
    2. Sing
    3. Laugh
    4. Sigh
    5. Dance

    lyrics: Frank Nuyts
    dedicated to Tine Wyns & Dirk Ooms

  • No quiero que os separéis (fl, ob&ca, pno) (11′)
    commissioned by Triotique
    dedicated to Simon Bauwens
  • Beat Love Oracle (4 players: S/T/B sax, marimba, el.bass, drums) (60-65′)
    dedicated to Dr. Robert Hoogewijs
  1. Don’t count on us
  2. Too early, Bird!
  3. Get your foot in the bar
  4. Just thumb luck
  5. Don’t bump your head against the Cloud
  6. Shift! We’re lost!
  7. Please don’t come any closer
  8. These are not, I repeat, not downbeats.
  9. Let’s dig our heels into this tile.
  10. Your feet make me sob
  11. Them tunes will surely end poorly
  12. Ready to cross against the light?

2016

  • Four songs from Middle East(high voice & pno) (15′)
    (text: Philippe Blasband)
    dedicated to Els Cooman en Paul van Os
  • Out on a limb (mar & pno) (12′-13′)
    dedicated to Gerd Wille en Philippe Deprez
  • 21th Sonata ‘Atlantis renascent’ (pno) (19′)
    dedicated to Stan Monstrey and the team of Burns Unit Ghent
    composed for and commissioned by Gabi Sultana
  • 20th Sonata ‘radical risk’ (pno) (19′)
    dedicated to Els Huyghelen & Dirk Zoete – composed for and commissioned by Roland Peelman
  • 19th Sonata ‘(when close to the heart) nothing is enough’ (pno) (18′)
    dedicated to Daan Bauwens – composed for and commissioned by Liang-yu Wang

2015

  • Double takes (text by Frank Nuyts, photographs by Ronny Lauwers)
    (sop, mezzo-sop, b,t,a,s,s recorder (1player), vcl, el. keyboard (with el.pno sound and a slow synth sound), marimba) (60′)
  • Double takes 1 Drone 1
  • Double takes 2 A little stone
  • Double takes 3 Drone 2
  • Double takes 4 When broken pillars
  • Double takes 5 Drone 3
  • Double takes 6 A memory
  • Double takes 7 Drone 4
  • Double takes 8 We are tempted
  • Double takes 9 Drone 5
  • Double takes 10 A story repeated
  • Double takes 11Drone 6
  • Double takes 12 Precious time
  • Double takes 13 Drone 7
  • Double takes 14 Looking at
  • Double takes 15 Drone 8
  • Double takes 16 Africa!
  • Double takes 17 Drone 9
  • Double takes 18 Bone-dry wind
  • Double takes 19 Drone 10
  • Double takes 20 Arenʼt we all.
  • Double takes 21 Drone 11
  • Double takes 22 My balcony
  • Double takes 23 Drone 11
  • Double takes 24 Even the humblest
  • Double takes 25 Drone 13
  • Double takes 26 Opera!
  • Double takes 27 Drone 14
  • Double takes 28 Through open front doors
  • Double takes 29 Faces are maps
  • Sonata 1B: ‘Bruna Husky’ (pno) (19′)
  • ‘Carbon  fixation’ (cont.)
    • Jaunt with a beetle (7’30”)
    • Calling names (5’15”)
    • A better plan (6′)
    • Yearning yarn (6′)
    • Hate to love (6′)
    • Drawing up (8′)
  • Moody Walks (pno 4 hands) (14′)
  • ‘Chut!’ a melodrama (prequel to ‘Paternel) (libretto by Philippe Blasband) (sop- 2 mezzo, actrice, fl, DB & vibraphone) (15’)

2014

  • Seventy B’s Falling from Seven Apple Trees (pno) (2′)
  • Between the treasure and the sun (2 synths, pno & drums) (4’15”) (replaces former Hard Score Book 2 song)
  • Scrolling ME pianotrio (vl, vcl, pno) (10′) (suite based on Middle East)
  • Cambio madre por moto chamber opera (libretto Rosa Montero) (2sop, mezzo, tenor, bar, bass bar, cl, vcl, pno, hrp, 2 perc) (60′)
  • Suite Paternelle for English Horn & sinfonietta (without trb & perc) (13′) (suite based on Paternel)
  • Suite Paternelle reduction for English Horn and piano (13′)
  • Carbon fixation ensemble (3 synths, pno, S/A/TSax, voc, mar, vib, bass, drums), all amplified)
    • Road Feel (5′)
    • Vehicles of love (5′)
    • Wheels in weeds (8′)
    • Convertible superstar (5′)

2013

  • Paternel a chamber opera (libretto by Philippe Blasband(sop, 2 mezzo, actrice, fl, 3 hrps, DB) (45′)
  • Festive piece for Lier (strings) (2′)
  • IKS IKS (string orchestra with two added young students parts) (4’30”)
  • Couple dances (violin and bass clarinet) (arr. of Arabian night and Miro’s Aria) (4’30”)
  • Hard Scores revisited 13 pieces for ensemble (1u30′) (synths, pno, ampl. voice and sax, mrba, vib, ebass, drums) new version of several pieces from Hard Scores Books 3,4,5,6. These versions replace the former ones.
    • Eat that gravity
    • Indian Prodioux
    • Iron Leaves
    • Kite Control
    • BSKRZ
    • The Creep from the Deep
    • No surf, no wind, only desire
    • Tabuba rasa
    • Bound for a Braun
    • Hideaway
    • A beacon in the sky
    • Pan the Satyrist
    • 18 Seconds of Bonobo sex
  • Sur d’almes cadences Textes: 3 poèmes de ‘Fêtes Galantes’ de Verlaine (sop, vcl, hrp) (12′)
  • Second version of part 2 of 18th sonata (pno) (4’30”)

2012

  • Noite inquieta a monodrama (text: Pessoa ‘Livro do desassossego’) (mezzo sopr. strings) (45′)
  • 15th Sonata ‘Orchard’s rim North: Brick Wall’ (pno) (22′)
  • 16th Sonata ‘Orchard’s rim West: Cubed Sky’ (pno) (18′)
  • Leaving (from Bekket) (arr. for flute and pno) (5’45”)
  • Up to scratch (arr. for flute and pno) (6’15”)
  • 17th Sonata ‘Orchard’s rim South: White Aisle’ (pno) (17’30”)
  • 18th Sonata “Orchard’s rim East: Gothic concretion” (pno) (16’30”)
  • Tumbleweed concerto for cello and orchestra (2fl-ob-CA-cl-bcl-2bsn-4hrn-2trp-trb-btrb-tb-timp-2perc-pno-hrp-vcl solo-strings) (20′)

2011

  • 13th Sonata ‘straddling the gaps’ (pno) (19′)
  • Tribal Triads (2fl-ob-2cla-bsn-asax-tsax–hrn-2trp-2trb-tub-pno) (an orchestration of ‘Ist Suite from Bekket’) (14′)
  • D&C (an arrangement of two fragments from Daphis et Chloé de Ravel) (Flute (also pic) and 6 harps (5’30”)
  • Tongval kamer opera (tekst en muziek Frank Nuyts)(sop, mez sop, clar, vib, pno, hrp, vln, db) (25′)
  • 14th Sonata ‘plea nor play’ (pno) (21′)

2010

  • Sacha for ensemble and slides (drawings by Charles Berberian) (clar&s/a/t sax-s/t/b-trb-pno-perc-el.bass&keynote slides)(comm. by Klang) (12’30”)
  • Sacha version for piano 4 hands (12’30”)
  • Stained staves for mixed choir (for Gilbert and George) (text Jelle meander & Frank Nuyts) (6 voices) (3′)
  • Middle East a chamber opera (text:Philippe Blasband) (sop, actor, fl, clar, 1perc, pno, vln, vle, vcl) (60′)
  • Air victorieux for mixed choir (text: Frank Nuyts) (4 voices) (2′)

2009

  • 5th Symphony ‘fetish’ for chamber ensemble (fl-ob-cl-bsn-hrn-trp-trb-perc-pno-hrp-voice-2vl-vla-vcl-db) (comm. by Emanon) (30’)
  • Slow and sure & Fast and sure (pno) (revision of’ De ladders zat’)(12’) (separately published by HRDSCR Edtions)
  • Arabische nacht (for narrator and piano) (text: R. Schimmelpfennig) (tot. dur. 75’)
  • De Trouw van Mira en Miro, straatopera (tekst en muziek Frank Nuyts) (mezzo-baritone-vl-clar-bsn) (12’)
  • 8th Sonata “…a way, a lone, a long, a last…” (pno) (18’)
  • 9th Sonata “Terra firma” (pno) (20’)
  • 10th Sonata “Second (to none)” (pno) (19’)
  • 11th Sonata “be(LL)loved” (pno) (11’30”)
  • 12th Sonata “ni poids ni loi” (pno) (18’30”)
  • Up to scratch 5 pieces for violin and piano (12’) (1989-2009)

2008

  • De tous biens playne (mar.solo) (16′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • 7th Sonata “The wider world of water” (pno) (21′)
  • X-Raying my Radio “the Volharding version” (fl-3sax-1hrn-3trp-3trb-pno-(e)bass) (12′)
  • Cold Calypso fl-clar/bclar-trp-trb-perc (1or2)-pno-db) (4′)
  • Innocence in admiration a concerto for piano and ensemble (ob-bsn-hrn-perc-pno solo-vl-vla-vcl-db) (20′)
  • De Wijdere Wereld van Water (The Wider World of Water) a recitativo accompagnato (for narrator and pno) (text: Dirk Opstaele) (25′)
  • M.A.blast (organ solo) (7’30)

2007

  • …where the wind goes… (for wind ensemble and tape (ad lib) (18′)
  • Bekket: 3 Pieces (pno) (15′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Bekket: 3 Songs (high voice and pno) (10′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Two quartertone pieces don’t make a half one (for a mechanical quartertone organ) (9’15)
  • XXX Songs (text: jelle meander) (6 voices, SSATBB) (18′)
  • Au départ (pno) (1’30)
  • Bekket: 2nd suite  (cl, vlc, pno, mar & perc (1 player)) (7’30)
  • 1’28” Noise for ensemble
  • The Accidental Martyr for mixed choir (text: Tom Robbins) (8′)

2006

  • The Trances (4 perc) (14′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Old Airs (6 voices, SMATBB) (8′)
  • 6th Sonata “outlaw’s exit” (pno) (20′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Low-key quartet (4 perc) (10’) ) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • 1st Sonata revised version “rule of thumb” (pno) (16′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • The Abduction of the East (text: various authors and Philippe Blasband) (Bas-Baritone and ensemble) (35′) published by Music Production Hoeflich

2005

  • The X songs (SATB) (14′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Bekket: 1st Suite mar, pno,perc. (12’30”)
  • Never ending strings (for guitar) (1′-?) (withdrawn)
  • Brandgang (4de Symfonie) (orchestra) (2 2 2 2 – 4 2 2 1 – timp – 2 perc – strings) ( 35′)
  • Rats and rabbits (fl – cl – vl – vla – vcl – perc) (12′)
  • Adam & Arnold (org – perc) (12′)
  • Bajadillas (cl – vcl – pno) (10′) published by HRDSCR Editions

2004

  • Empty music (marimba solo) (9’30”) Published by HRDSCR editions
  • Different from habit (orchestra) (3 2 3 2 – 4 2 2 1 – 3 perc – strings) (13’30”)
  • Low-key music (large ensemble) (1 (also pic) 0 3 (3=bcl) 0-0 1 1 0 – 2mar 1perc solo string-5 (9’30”) published by Music Production Hoeflich
  • Anthology (for three to six voices or choir) (SMATTB) (11′)
  • Sehnen (remake) 2 vle (8′)

2003

  • Love by fortune sent (sop – str) (3’30”)
  • 5th Sonata “Blue rays-Ry’s blues” (pno) (21′) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Bekket a musical mimodrama (text: Frank Nuyts) (vocal ensemble, clar, b.clar, perc. pno)(60’)

2002

  • 2nd Sonata “nomen nudum” (pno) (25’) Published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Kaleidoscope (with Dirk Brossé) (string orchestra or 5 solo strings) (8’)
  • Re: Birth (pno 4 hands) (3’)
  • 3rd Sonata “…et voces, praetereaque nihil…” (pno) (26’) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • 4th Sonata “Adde parvum parvo” (pno) (22’) published by HRDSCR Editions
  • Busyness as usual (cl – pno) (15’) published by HRDSCR Editions 2
  • Living between Big Bangs (16 perc – 4 vocal – 2010 ssax 2as ts bs 0211 euph) (12’)
  • Ai da vede (text: Dirk Opstaele & Frank Nuyts) (SMATBB) (9’)
  • Kicking the brass monkeys (brass band) (10’)

2001

  • X-raying my…radio (1010 s & t sax 0112 pno epno perc 2211 ebass drums) (13’)
  • Button Music (51 jingles for a CD rom) (9’)
  • The Roughcast Song (text: Frank Nuyts) (6 voices a capella: SMATBB) (8’30”)
  • Beck’s cool and Choice beat (6 young perc – electronics) (15’)
  • Powerline (perc – pno) (6’) published by HRDSCR Editions

2000

  • Hard Scores Book 6: “Monkey trial” (text: Frank Nuyts) (mez.sop – 2 synth – pno – sop/ten sax – mar – e.bass – drums) (60′)

1999

  • Hard Scores Book 5: “Surf, wind and desire” (text: Frank Nuyts) (mez.sop – 3 synth (or 2 synth & 1 soundcanvas) – pno – sop/ten sax – mar – e.bass – drums) (65′)

1998

  • Interlude for Hard Scores for Orchestra ( vib – mar – pno) (2’)
  • Hard Scores Book 3 (revised version) (mez. sop – 2 synth (or 1 synth – 1 vib) – pno – sop / ten sax – mar – e.bass – drums) (30’)
  • Hard Scores Book 2 (revised version) (mez. sop – 3 synth (or 2 synth – 1 vib) – pno – sop/ten sax – mar – e.bass – drums – rythm comp) (20’)
  • Boyhood’s end (text: Frank Nuyts) (tenor – pno – tape ad lib) (±25’)

1997

  • Hard Scores book 4 “Tubes for sections” (sop+dance – 3 synth – pno – trp – sop/ten sax – ten trb – mar – drums – 2 perc) (21’)
  • Swift Songs (text: Jonathan Swift) (sop – clar – pno) (11’30’’)
  • Third Symphony (0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 strings) (16’)
  • Tripping fyfes (recorder quartet and perc) (12’)

1996

  • Hard Scores book 3 (sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax – mar – vib – drums) (30’) (withdrawn: see 1998)
  • The odd moments (from Hard Scores Book 3) (ten sax – mar – pno ) (7’))
  • Hard Scores for Orchestra (vib – mar- pno, 2/2 (also Eh) /2 (also bcl) /2 – 2/2/2/ tub – timp – 4 perc – ) (14’) (revised ‘98)
  • Mock-up Rock: book 1 (piano solo) (13’)
  • Sex, age and aria for a sexagenarian (snare drum – pno – tape) (1’)
  • Only heads and tails (pno – ten sax – mar) (15’)

1995

  • Hard Scores book 1 (sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax -mar – vib – drums – rythm comp) (20’) (withdrawn, except “Flavours come easily”)
  • Hard Scores book 2 (sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax – mar – vib – drums – rythm comp) (20’) (withdrawn: see 1998)
  • Frank Zappa Arrangements (idem) (35’) (withdrawn)
  • Cocopolo ( rec – pno) (5’)
  • Updated memories (mar – pno) (20’)
  • 3 Liederen uit “Ga.n” (high voice – pno) (20’)

1994

  • Airs à gogo (text: Voltaire) (6 solo voices : SSATBB) (15’)
  • Sticks and grooves (perc) (9’)
  • Tohuwabohu (rec – pno) (5’) 1d
  • Edgeways (pno) (9’)
  • Fast Wood quintet (woodwindquintet) (5’)
  • Pok-pok (5-12 young perc) (8’)

1993

  • Ga.n (text: Frans Thooft) (2 sop – mez sop – tenor – recit. – 3 synth + wave station) (90 ‘)
  • Drie koortjes uit Ga.n (sopr – mezzo-sopr – alt) (5′)
  • De ladders zat / Au bout des gammes (pno) (8’) (see 2009)
  • Symphonie 2 “Wal” (text: Frans Thooft) (3/3/3/3 – 4/2/3/1 – timp – 2perc – strings – sop solo – pno solo) (35’)
  • Five-penny beats & The seven beats itch (fl – bcl – vl – vla – vlc – pno – drums) (8′)

1992

  • Claus harmonieën (text Hugo Claus) (sop – fl – vcl – pno) (9’) 3d
  • Music to raise hell (2 trp – 2 trb – 2 hrn – tub – 2 perc) (10’)
  • Schlemozzle (5 perc) (4’) Published by HRDSCR Editions
  • And spring ran cold forever (woodwind quintet) (11’)

1991

  • When the tombs of brass are spent (mar – electronics – brass ensemble ) (12’)
  • Quadramania (4 trp ) (12’) 3d
  • They’re no better than they should be (pno) (8′)

1990

  • B – Side Art (mar – pno – seq or tape – drums ) (15’)
  • What poor an instrument may do a noble deed (perc – pno ) (8’)

1989

  • Za-va-pa (pno) (5’)
  • Water Music (sop – mar ) (12’)

1988

  • A symphonie of Scraps (orch ) (17’)
  • A symphonie of Scraps reduced version for 2 keyboards and percussion (17′)
  • Crack-time (pno – 4 perc ) (5’)
  • La Pamplona (for marimba) (3′)

1987

  • Woodnotes (mar – orch: 2/2/O/3 – 2/0/0 – 13 strings ) (20’) (CD original version & CDR+revised) 2d Reduction for marimba and piano plubished by HRDSCR Editions
  • Woodnotes, the Magnificent Seven version (7 perc ) (13’)
  • Give me your bunch of fives (2 mar or 3 mar ) (7’) 7d Version for 2 marimbas published by HRDSCR editions

1986

  • Cloudscapes I (pno ) (14’)
  • Cloudscapes II (pno – mar ) (14’)
  • Euphonic Movements (2 pno – 2perc ) (11’) 1d
  • Rastapasta (fl – 8 vl – 2 vla – 2 vlc – 1db or 2 keyb or mel.inst.- bass inst. – keyb ) (4’)

1985

  • Squib (chamb orch ) (10’)
  • Two pieces for Pete (mel. instr – keyb – perc ) (7’)
  • Sehnen (vl – vcl ) or (2 vle) (5’)

1984

  • Philtre (fl – db ) (5’) 3d
  • Vol au vent (tub – pno or bcl – pno ) (3’)
  • Les angoisses de Cynthiçan (tape ) (11’)

1982

  • Uit een verborgen lade / From a hidden drawer (pno ) (8’)
  • Sprint (perc – pno ) (5’) 1d
  • Savannah (hrn – fl – 2 perc ) (5’)

1981

  • Bombos del sol (2 perc ) (10’)
  • La sale mère, le boeuf et le crampon (sax quartet ) (13’)

1980

  • Sonivers II (fl – sopr – rec – ch.orch – tape ) (40’)
  • Solo for flute from Sonivers II (3′)
  • From Ipem with love (a.sax – tape ) (10’)
  • Adagio ( pno ) (5’)

1979

  • Alsof de hand nooit meer weggaat (orch ) (11’)
  • Sonivers I (for sopr & ensemble) (12′)

1978

  • Hommage à… (fl – perc ) (12’)Published by HRDSCR Editions 3d
  • Hommage à… for one percussionist
  • Sabbristie (perc ) (5’)
  • Methuna (a.sax – pno – tape )

1976

  • Alejándome del camino (fl – pno ) (7’) 5d

1975

  • Le tombeau de Ravel (a.sax or cl – vib – pno ) (10’)
  • 5 Preludes for Ancient Stones (ob – pno) (6’)