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CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW
2023
  • Rastapasta (Spectra version)(1986-2023)

for fl,bass clar,vib,pno,vln,vla,vcl (4')

Dedicated to Spectra

  • Niet menselijk

for voice, vib & drumtape (4')

Dedicated to InamInam

  • Après tout ceci (2010-23)

An excerpt of the chamber opera 'Middle East'

for mez sop, fl, clar, vib, pno, vln, vla, vlc 4'

Lyrics (in French) by Philippe Blasband

Dedicated to Spectra Ensemble

  • Dans les hauts bois

for 2 oboes and English horn (9')

Commissioned by Piet Van Bockstal
Dedicated to Jean-Marie & Janneke Bytebier

  • High tide shuffle for Tenor sax, marimba and drums (3'15)

Composed for Tripple Tread

  • Brushing off the dust

for sopraansax, marimba and drums (3'30")
Composed for Tripple Tread

  • 60 is just a number

for oboe solo (2'30")
Commissioned by Kristien Ceuppens
Dedicated to Piet Van Bockstal

  • Ontbreekwoorden

Speaker - fl (ad li by same person)  - mar -pno - db (±23’)

Commissioned by ‘Les nièces de Diderot’

Dedicated to Saskia Goethals

  • (30 years) Out on a limb

for fl, b.cl,mar.solo,pno,vl,vla,vlc. (11'-12')

Commissioned by Filip Rathé
Dedicated to Spectra Ensemble for its 30th birthday

  • Prompts and happenstances

for reed quintet (oboe, clarinet,altsax,bass clar,bassoon) (10')
Dedicated to Andy Dhondt and Jef Neve

Composed for 'Breathe'

2022

  • Rastapasta

for quintet 'vibraphone, violoncello, double bass, harp & piano 3'33"

arrengement for Extended Music Collective

  • Hunting the opposites

for two timbales (Cuban drums) 6'

Dedicated to Jeff Nuyttens

  • Lawless lowness

for woodwind quartet (clarinet,bass clarinet,bassoon, contrabassoon 10'30"

subtitle: sputtering heights

Commissioned by HaftCraft

Dedicated to Régis Dragonetti

  • Hondje is moe)

for sop-fl-harp 3'30"

Lyrics: Frank Nuyts

Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven & Leen Van der Roost

  • Schakering

for sop-fl-harp 3'30"

Lyrics: Jana Arns

Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven & Leen Van der Roost

  • Smaart

for sop-fl-harp 3'30"

Lyrics: Frank Nuyts

Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven & Leen Van der Roost

  • Drawing up

for soprano and piano 7'30"

Adapted from a song from Carbon Fixation

  • Nuanced gravity

for soprano and piano 5'30"

Lyrics and commissioned by Laurence Servaes

Dedicated to Pieter Lembrechts

  • I call you Ocean

for sop-bclar-theorbe 6'30"

Commisioned by Xanadu

Dedicated to Piet Van Bockstal

  • Count us in

for sax-mar-ebass-drums & multi pad 5'

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

  • Bar foot

for pno-tsax-mar-ebass-drums 5'

Commissioned for Beat Love Oracle and Liang-yu Wang

Dedicated to Erik Desimpelaere

  • (a)Mid-time

for oboe and jingles 6'10"

Commissioned by Piet Van Bockstal

Dedicated to Kristien Ceuppens

  • This ain't fake

for harp solo 15'

Commisioned by Stef Van Vynckt

Dedicated tot Jean-Pierre Vanhee and Martine De Groote

  • Two dolphins crashing a beach party

(2mar) (6’30)

An arrangement of ‘Two whales crashing a beach party for 2 electric basses

  • Une fille comme Anne

for soprano, flute and harp 3’45"

Commissioned by Claire Edwardes (Aus)

This piece is an arrangement of an aria from the chamber opera 'Paternel'by the same authors

  • Ten minste houdbaar tot

Flute, marimba and piano 30’

Dedicated to Yves Knockaert

Composed for 'Les nièces de Diderot'

  • Suite Paternelle (red marimba)

Marimba, piano  13’

This piece is based on arias of the chamber opera 'Paternel'

  • Mark the beat!

Marimba, piano & timpani 1’20

Composed for Mark Van Praet

2021
  • Aesthetics for survival

Flute, violoncello & harp 8’

Composed for Stef Van Vynckt, Nina Vanhoenacker and Nathalie Van Meirvenne (EMC) Dedicated to Jana Arns

  • Hammer abandon

Pno, tsax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 9’

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

  • Satelite delight

Sax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 6’

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

  • Eden drill

Tsax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 6’

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

  • Sunset squabbles

Tsax, mar&synth, el.bass, drums+Multipad 6’ Composed for Beat Love Oracle

  • Radical Risk (2nd Piano concerto) (25’)

Pno solo, tsax&ssax&synth, mar&synth, el.bass, drums + Multipad

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Dedicated to Rafa Dorado

  • Lichaamsvreemd II

For reciter, marimba and piano 25’

Poems by Jana Arns

First performance scheduled in Limerick Bookshop.

Dedicated to Soetkin Rigole

  • 21 Drawings for Tree score Book3

Based on 'De (nieuwe) avonturen van Pim Pernukkel' by Jelle Meander

See also Tree Score Book 3 for marimba solo composed in 2020

  • Double, double, toil and trouble

(2 oboe players) (25’-26’)

Composed for Piet Van Bockstal & Kristien Ceuppens Dedicated to Luc Zeebroek & Kathy Van Geuchte.

  • Canto catártico

(contrabass flute) (9’)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Ned McGowan

  • Adam und Arnold, mit Frank

(clarinet/bass clarinet - s/t/bar saxophone - organ) (15’)

Commissioned by Frank Debruyne

(extended version of Adam und Arnold of 2005)

  • A whistleblower’s tale

(Flute - harp) (8’30”)

Composed for Stef Van Vynckt and Nathalie Van Meirvenne

Dedicated to Arielle Valibouse

2020
  • Two whales crashing a beach party

(2 electric basses) (8’)

Composed for Stijn Deldaele

Dedicated to Robert Groslot

  • Niet menselijk

(Vocals – guitar – bass- drums) (3’30”)

Composed for Maï Nuyts and Jan Vanhoutteghem           

  • Raven en de reus

(Piano) (4’)

Commissioned by Jeff Nuyttens

Dedicated to Raven Nuyttens

(published by HRDSCR Editions)

  • Lichaamsvreemd

(speaker, marimba, piano) (55’)

Poems by Jana Arns

First performance scheduled in Limerick Bookshop Ghent

Dedicated to Soetkin Rigole

  • Heute ist unser

(Three Tenor Consort Recorders) (16’)

Commissioned by Apsara with financial aid City of Ghent

Dedicated to Birgit Van Cleemput

  • Tree score (book 3)

(Marimba) (20-23’)

Dedicated to Noah and Anouk

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • City Rounds

(2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, trompet 6 percussionists, vibraphone, marimba, harp, piano bass guitar strings (without viola) (23’)

(based on ‘Low-key music’ and 1 fragment of ‘Double Takes’)

Commissioned by Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans van Vilvoorde on the occasion of its 100th anniversary (1922-2022) Dedicated to Kristien Ceuppens

  • Covid -19 arrangements

Bella ciao (Italian traditional) for marimba and piano

Corona Waltz for marimba and piano

Danse Rituelle de feu (M. De Falla) for marimba and piano

Don’t stand so close to me (Sting) for marimba and piano

Every breath you take (Sting) for marimba and piano

Every little thing she does is magic (Sting) for marimba and piano

I wish you heaven (Prince) for marimba and piano

Walking on the moon (Sting) for marimba and piano

  • Tarmac row

(Tenor saxophone +synthesizer - marimba+synthesizer - electric bass - drums+ Multipad) (2’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Dedicated to Jan Vanhoutteghem and Elsie Poulyn

  • Barefoot on thin ice

(Tenor saxophone +synthesizer - marimba+synthesizer - electric bass - drums+ Multipad) (5’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Cedicated to Jan Vanhoutteghem and Elsie Pouleyn

  • Sticky stomp (at the crack of dawn)

(Tenor saxophone +synthesizer - marimba+synthesizer - electric bass - drums+ Multipad) (7’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Dedicated to Jan Vanhoutteghem and Elsie Pouleyn

  • SOSpresso

(Tenor saxophone +synthesizer - marimba+synthesizer - electric bass - drums+ Multipad) (5’30’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Dedicated to Jan Vanhoutteghem and Elsie Pouleyn

  • Shaky balance

(Soprano saxophone, marimba+synthesizer - electric bass - drums+ Multipad) (’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Dedicated to Jan Vanhoutteghem and Elsie Pouleyn

  • Dangerous liquids

(Tenor saxophone, marimba+synthesizer - electric bass - drums) (6’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle

Dedicated to Jan Vanhoutteghem and Elsie Pouleyn

2019

   

  • Code Buster (an optimist’s game)

For oboe solo (25’)

Commissioned by and composed for Piet Van Bockstal

Dedicated to Darius Blasband

  • Taking Till’s measure(s)

(Clarinet -bassoon-horn-violin-double bass) (17-18’)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Oxalys

  • Totu su mundo est paesu

(Clarinet solo) (20’)

Commissioned by Raf De Keninck

Dedicated to Daniel Gazon

  • Tube mates

For 2 trompet (Bes) and piano (2’15)

Dedicated to Paul Klinck

  • Happy Birthday

For piano, bass and drumset

  • Last round

(Piano) (7’)

Commissioned by Peter Thomas for Stephan De Jonghe Stichting VZW

Dedicated to Maarten Van Ingelgem

  • Tree score (book 2)

(Marimba) (20-23’)

Dedicated to Mark Janse

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • Tree score (book 1)

(Marimba) (20-22’)

Dedicated to Luc Leybaert

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • The shadow twins

(harp-piano) (14’)

Commissioned by Stef Van Vynckt

Dedicated to Annemieke Elst and Joris Blanckaert

  • T.a.n.s.t.a.a.f.l.

(oboe-2 recorders-clarinet- 2 violin-viola-cello-double bass-vibraphone-marimba-harp 2trombone-bass trombone) (40’)

(contains fragments of Code buster - Totu su mundo - Säulen der Stille - Comeback quartet - Yearning yarn) commissioned by Veerle Simoens for Flanders Festival Ghent

First performance 14 September 2019

Casco Phil conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts

  • Visions of an outcome

(piano, violin, cello) (13’)

Commissioned by Khaldei (herwerking van Hmm)

Dedicated to Dirk Ooms en Tine Wyns

2018
 
  • 24th Sonata where the trail becomes a trace  

(piano) (24′) 

Commissioned by Barbara Baltussen Dedicated to Olav Grondelaers

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 22, 23 and 24, 2019003

  • 23rd Sonata three chords rebellion  

(piano) (19-20′)

Commissioned by Luc Van Loo

Dedicated to Annabelle Van Esser

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 22, 23 and 24, 2019003

  • Impossible (3’)

For voice and piano

Text: Cesário Verde

Dedicated to Marleen Denaeyer

  • Neat beats always need hits

(Tenor saxophone+synthesizer- marimba+synthesizer – 5string bass (EADGB) – drums) (9’)

Dedicated to Gabi Sultana and Koen Tryssoone

Composed for Beat Love Oracle LP: ‘Who’s counting?’

  • What Beat Watts

(Tenor saxophone+synthesizer- marimba+synthesizer – 5string bass (EADGB) – drums) (14-15′)

Dedicated to Nadja Delbarre composed for Beat Love Oracle Available on LP, Hardscore Records 2020_01

  • Them tunes really don’t come easily

Tenor saxophone marimba double bass (see: Beat Love Oracle book 2) (3’)

Dedicated to Van Houteghem-Pouleyn & Julia

On CD: Fingerprints #3

  • Trip the light fantastic

Marimba  solo & 2 flute, 2 oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 horn, 2 trompet, 3 trombone, timpani, 2 percussion, strings (7’)

Also marimba and piano reduction

Commissioned by and dedicated to Acorde Kade Deinze

  • A Walk with a friend

For marimba & electronic piano (or piano) (13’)

Dedicated to Petra Deltour & Joost Van Damme

  • (Candle) Light Music

recorder(s) & harpsichord (14’)

Commissioned by Tomma Wessel & Guy Penson

Dedicated to Geert Riem

  • About-face

(Tenor saxophone - marimba - electric bass+vocal -drums (5’)

Composed for Beat Love Oracle Dedicated to Jonathan Bonny

  • Moody Walks in a city park.

(piano 4 hands) (14′)

Commissioned by Luc Van Loo

(partial transcription of ‘Sacha’)

  • Säulen der Stille

(2 tenor recorders) (11’)

Composed and commissioned for/by Apsara duo

Dedicated to Bart Vanreusel and Erica Van de Reyde

  • They could see no shadow

(Cello and piano) (25’)

Commissioned by and composed for Tom Landschoot & Liang-yu Wang Dedicated to Joris Van Vinckenroye

2017
 
  • 22nd Sonata ‘…a momentary gain of sharing…’

(piano) (19′) dedicated to Patrick Steyaert

composed for and commissioned by Keiko Shichijo

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 22, 23 and 24, 2019003

  • Comeback Quartet

(string quartet) (19′-20′)

commissioned by and dedicated to headliner for Voorwaarts Maart Festival 2018 NOTE: the actual performance of this piece must be delayed until 2033

  • Hmm…

(sopraan & (piano) keyboard) (17′)

Hum

Sing

Laugh Sigh

Dance

lyrics: Frank Nuyts

Dedicated to Tine Wyns & Dirk Ooms

  • No quiero que os separéis 

(suite from ‘Cambio’)

(flute, oboe & ca, piano) (11′) 

Commissioned by Triotique

Dedicated to Simon Bauwens

Available on CD: Triotique 3D, Etcetera KTC1628

  • Beat Love Oracle 

(4 players: S/T/B Saxophone, marimba, electric bass, drums) (60-65’) dedicated to dr. Robert Hoogewijs

Please don’t come any closer: Available on LP, Hardscore Records 2020_01  These are not, I repeat, not downbeats.

Let’s dig our heels into this tile.

Your feet make me sob Them tunes will surely end poorly Ready to cross against the light?

2016
 
  • Beat Love Oracle

(4 players: S/T/B Saxophone, marimba, electric bass and drums) (60-65’)

Dedicated to dr. Robert Hoogewijs Don’t count on us Too early, Bird!

Get your foot in the bar

Just thumb luck

Don’t bump your head against the Cloud

Shift! We’re lost!: Available on LP, Hardscore Records 2020_01

  • Four songs from Middle East

(High Soprano & piano) (15′)

(text: Philippe Blasband)

Dedicated to Els Cooman en Paul van Os

  • Four Middle East Songs (English version)

(bass & piano) (15ʹ)

(text: Philippe Blasband)

Dedicated to Els Cooman en Paul van Os

First performance Canberra International Music Festival (Birch (bass) - Peelman (pno)

  • Out on a limb

(Marimba & piano) (12′-13′)

Dedicated to Gerd Wille en Philippe Deprez

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • 21th Sonata ‘Atlantis renascent’

(piano) (19′)

Composed for and commissioned by Gabi Sultana

Dedicated to Stan Monstrey and the team of Burns Unit Ghent

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 19, 20 and 21, 2019002

  • 20th Sonata ‘radical risk’

(piano) (19′)

Composed for and commissioned by Roland Peelman for Canberra International Music festival 2017

Dedicated to Els Huyghelen & Dirk Zoete

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 19, 20 and 21, 2019002

  • 19th Sonata (when close to the heart) nothing is enough’

(piano) (18′)

Dedicated to Daan Bauwens

Composed for and commissioned by Liang-yu Wang

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 19, 20 and 21, 2019002

2015
  • Carbon fixation ensemble

 (3 synthesizer, piano, Sopraan/Alt/Tenor Saxophone, vocals, marimba, vibraphone, electric bass, drums), all amplified) (75’)

  • Road Feel (5′)

  • Vehicles of love (5′)

  • Wheels in weeds (8′)

  • Convertible superstar (5′)

  • Jaunt with a beetle (7’30”)

  • Calling names (5’15”)

  • A better plan (6′)

  • Yearning yarn (6′)

  • Hate to love (6′)

  • Drawing up (8′)

  • Bare Beats

(Etude for Snare drum & Piano) (3’)

Dedicated to Wim Konink)

  • Smaart

For voice and pop band. (3’30)

Text and music by Frank Nuyts

Available on CD: Côté Koer, een productie van Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Côté koer #1

  • Tumbleweed Concerto

A concerto for cello and orchestra (20’)

(2 flute-oboe-english horn-clarinet-bass clarinet-2 bassoon-4 horn-2 trompet-trombone-bass trombone-tubatimpani-2 percussionists-piano-harp-cello solo and strings

Commissioned by Tom Landschoot and SOV (Symfonie orkest Vlaanderen) Dedicated to Tom Landschoot

  • ‘Chut!’ a melodrama

(prequel to ‘Paternel)

(libretto by Philippe Blasband)

(soprano- 2 mezzo-sopranos, actrice, flute, double bass & vibraphone) (15’)

vzw Hardscore productie & Muziekcentrum De Bijloke

Dedicated to Veerle Simoens & Ben Haemhouts

  • Double takes

(text by Frank Nuyts)

(photographs by Ronny Lauwers)

(Soprano, mezzo-soprano, b,t,a,s,s recorder (1player), cello, electric keyboard (with electric piano sound & a slow synthesizer 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 11 Drone 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’

(piano) (19′)

Commissioned Katerina Konstantourou

Dedicated to Machteld Timmermans

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 1B, 2 and 9, 2019001

2014
 
  • Seventy B’s Falling from Seven Apple Trees

(piano) (2′)

Dedicated to Boudewijn Buckinx for his 70th birthday

Composed for Daan Vandewalle

  • Between the treasure and the sun

(2 synthesizer, piano & drums) (4’15”)

(replaces former Hard Score Book 2 song)

Composed for headliner (Bonny, Coutigny, Quintyn)

Dedicated to headliner

  • Scrolling ME

pianotrio (violin, cello, piano) (11′)

(suite based on Middle East)

Commisioned by Ruben De Gheselle (The New What Now) Dedicated to Rosa Montero

  • Cambio madre por moto chamber opera

a chamber opera  (2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bariton, bass bariton, clarinet, cello, piano, harp, 2 percussionists) (60ʹ) original libretto Rosa Montero

Originally commissioned by Simon Bauwens for Gerard Mortier and Teatro Real.

Dedicated to Simon Bauwens

Cancelled due to on religious grounds

  • Suite Paternelle

for English Horn & sinfonietta (without trombone & percussie) (13′)

(also version for oboe and sinfonietta)

(suite based on Paternel)

Commissioned by Acorde

Suite Paternelle reduction for English Horn and piano (13′) (also version for oboe and sinfonietta)

2013
  • Paternel a chamber opera

(libretto by Philippe Blasband)

(Soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, actrice, flute, 3 harps, double bass) (45′)

Commissioned by VZW HardScore

Dedicated to Wim De Temmerman

  • Festive piece for Lier

(string ensemble) (2′)

Commissioned by Kortjakje

  • IKS IKS

(string orchestra with two added young students parts)

(4’30”)

Commissioned by Kortjakje

  • Couple dances

(violin and bass clarinet)

(partial arr. of Arabian night and Miro’s Aria) (4’30”)

  • Hard Scores revisited

13 pieces for ensemble (1u30′)

 (Synthesizer, piano, amplified voice and saxophone, marimba, vibraphone, e-bass, 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

(Soprano, cello, harp) (12′)

Commissioned by Leen Van der Roost

  • Réconciliation et amour

For high voice and piano

Vocalise, adaptée d’un. Aria de l’opéra de chambre (Middle East) (3’20) Dedicated to Laurence Servaes

  • Second version of part 2 of 18th sonata

(piano) (4’30”)

commissioned by Roland Peelman

2012
 
  • 18th Sonata “Orchard’s rim East: Gothic concretion”

(piano) (16’30”)

Commissioned by Muziekcentrum Gent

Composed for Roland Peelman

Dedicated Anne Rosenblath and Charles Berberian

Published by HRDSR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 17th Sonata ‘Orchard’s rim South: White Aisle’

(piano) (17’30”) commissioned by Muziekcentrum Gent

Composed for Vitaly Samoshko

Dedicated Ronny Lauwers

Published by HRDSR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent

  • 16th Sonata ‘Orchard’s rim West: Cubed Sky’

(piano) (18′)

commissioned by Muziekcentrum Gent

Composed for Jan Michiels

Dedicated to Alain Craens

Published by HRDSR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 15th Sonata ‘Orchard’s rim North: Brick Wall’

(piano) (22′)

Commissioned by Muziekcentrum Gent and Johan Duijck

dedicated to Walter Hus

Published by HRDSR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • Leaving (from Bekket)

(arr. for flute and piano) (5’45”)

Commissioned by Frederik Martens

Dedicated to Birgit Van Cleemput

  • Up to scratch

(arr. for flute and piano) (6’15”)

Commissioned by Frederik Martens Dedicated to Daan Janssens

  • Noite inquieta a monodrama

(text: Pessoa ‘Livro do desassossego’) libretto Frank Nuyts)

(mezzo soprano and string orchestra) (45′)

Commissioned by Veerle Van Gorp and Wim Meuris for the string ensemble Amadeus Dedicated to Gerda Dendooven

2011
 
  • 14th Sonata ‘plea nor play’

(piano) (21′)

Composed for Ralph Van Raath

Dedicated Frank Pauwels

Published by HRDSR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • Divérance

Trio for flute, viola da gamba (tenor viool, GCFADB tuning) and piano (± 2’15)

Commissioned by Hans Roels for his doctoral project

Dedicated to Joris Blanckaert en Annemieke Elst

  • Tongval a chamber opera

(lyrics (in Dutch) by Frank Nuyts)

(Soprano, mezzo soprano, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, harp, violin, double bass) (25′)

Dedicated to Johan Dhollander

A vzw HardScore production

  • D&C

(an arrangement of two fragments from Daphnis et Chloé de Ravel)

(Flute (also piccolo) and 6 harps)

(5’30”)

Commissioned by Arielle Valibouse and Voorwaarts Maart

  • Tribal Triads (3rd suite of Bekket) (14′)

(2. flute-oboe-2 clarinet-bassoon-alt saxophone-tenor saxophone–horn-2 trompet-2trombone-tuba-piano)

Commissioned by Utrecht Blazers Ensemble

Composed for Katerina Konstantourou (piano) and Nikos Ioakeim

  • 13th Sonata ‘straddling the gaps’

(piano) (19′)

Composed for Keiko Shichijo

Dedicated to Iris de Blaere

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

2010
 
  • Sacha (12’30) for ensemble and slides

(Text and drawings by Charles Berberian)

(Clarinet &s/a/t saxophone-s/t/b-trombone - piano - percussie - electric.bass & keynote slides) Commissioned by Mark Delaere & Festival Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant vzw. Composed for Ensemble Klang (Netherlands) Dedicated to Leah Hausman.

  • Sacha

version for piano 4 hands  (and slides ad lib) (12’30”)

Composed for Tae Yoshioka and Marc Masson Text and drawings by Charles Berberian Dedicated to Leah Hausman.

  • Stained staves for mixed choir

(for Gilbert and George)

(text Jelle Meander )

(choir 6 voices) (3′)

  • Middle East a chamber opera

(text:Philippe Blasband)

(Soprano, actor, flute, clarinet, 1percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello) (60′)

Commissioned by LOD

Dedicated to Hans Bruneel

  • Air victorieux

for mixed choir (4 voices) and 2 trumpets (2′)

(text: Frank Nuyts)

Commissioned by Peter Dejans for the Musa Hora choir

2009
 
  • Up to scratch

5 pieces for violin and piano (12’) (1989-2009)

Commissioned by Claudia Ibarra

Dedicated to Daan Janssens

  • M.A. Blast

For organ (7’30)

Commissioned by Johan Huys for Musica Antiqua competition organ Brugge Dedicated to Boudewijn Buckinx

  • 12th Sonata “ni poids ni loi”

(pno) (18’30”) commissioned by Ivo Delaere dedicated to Liesbeth de Voogdt Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 11th Sonata “be(LL)loved”

(pno) (11’30”)

commissioned by Tae Yoshioka

Dedicated to Hendrik Strome and Elenora Loontjens

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 10th Sonata “Second (to none)”

(pno) (19’) commissioned by Luc Van Loo Dedicated to Dorothée Van Esser

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 9th Sonata “Terra firma”

(pno) (20’) commissioned by Erwin Deleux Dedicated to Raf de Keninck

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

Available on CD: Hardscore Records Sonata 1B, 2 and 9, 2019001

  • 8th Sonata “…a way, a lone, a long, a last…”

(pno) (18’) commissioned by Elisa Medinilla Dedicated to Eddy Becquart

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 5th Symphony ‘fetish’

for chamber ensemble

(fl-ob-cl-bsn-hrn-trp-trb-perc-pno-hrp-voice-2vl-vla-vcl-db) (30’)

(commissioned by Raf de Keninck for Ensemble Emanon)

Dedicated to Anthony Fiumara

Available on CD: Fetish, Vanderkrieken Classics, VDKC13001

  • De Vlaamse Leeuw - K. Miry (Bewerking F. Nuyts)

Violen, altviolen, celli, 2 vibra en 2 piano’s. Commissioned by HoGent.

  • De Brabançonne - F Van Campenhout (Bewerking F. Nuyts)

Violen, altviolen, celli, 2 vibra en 2 piano’s. Commissioned by HoGent

  • Slow and sure & Fast and sure

(pno) (12’)

(revision of’ De ladders zat’)

(separately published by HRDSCR Edtions)

  • Arabische nacht

(for narrator and piano) (tot. dur. 75’)

(text: R. Schimmelpfennig)

Commissioned by Dirk Opstaele for Ensemble Leporello

  • De Trouw van Mira en Miro,

een straatopera (libretto (Dutch) Frank Nuyts)

(mezzo-baritone-vl-clar-bsn) (12’)

Commissioned by Mira and Miro

2008
 
  • De tous biens playne

(mar.solo) (16′)

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • Ver weg herfst

(3’30) For mezzo sopraan and piano, integrated in the 5th Symphony

Text: Boudewijn Buckinx

Dedicated to Anthony Fiumara

  • X-Raying my Radio

“the Volharding version”

Arrangement of ‘Mock-up Rock’ for pno solo

(fl-3sax-1hrn-3trp-3trb-pno-(e)bass) (12ʹ) Commissioned for ‘De Volharding’ bij Anthony Fiumara see also Cross-over ensembles

  • Cold Calypso

(fl-clar/bclar-trp-trb-perc (1or2)-pno-db) (4′)

Commissioned by Spectra and Opera Academy Ghent

Dedicated to Filip Rathé

  • Innocence in admiration

Concerto for piano and ensemble (ob-bsn-hrn-perc-pno solo-vl-vla-vcl-db) (20′)

Commissioned by Ensemble Emanon and Conservatory Ghent

Dedicated to daan Bauwens

Available on CD: Fetish, Vanderkrieken Classics, VDKC13001

  • De Wijdere Wereld van Water (The Wider World of Water)

a recitativo accompagnato (for narrator and pno)

(text: Dirk Opstaele) (25′)

Commissioned by Ensemble Leporello

2007
 
  • Cold Calypso (2007)

(fl-clar/bclar-trp-trb-perc (1or2)-pno-db) (5ʹ)

Commissioned by Filip Rathé for Spectra Ensemble

Dedicated to Filip Rathé

Revised in 2019

  • 7th Sonata “The wider world of water”

(pno) (21′)

Commissioned by Iris de Blaere and Katerina Konstantourou

Dedicated to Roland Peelman

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • …where the wind goes…

 for wind ensemble and tape (ad lib)

(ob- clar- bcl - bsn - trp - hrn - trb) (18′)

Commissioned by Francis Pollet for I Solisti del Vento

Dedicated to Geurt Grosfeld

  • Bekket: 3 Pieces

(pno) (15′)

Dedicated to Geert & Fien Dhondt-Dhont

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)

(commissioned by Logos)

(arr. of Quadramania)

  • XXX Songs

(6 voices SSATBB) (18ʹ)

Lyrics by Jelle Meander

Commissioned by Roland Peelman for The Songcompany

Dedicated to Bart Demuyt

  • Au départ

(pno) (1’30) commissioned by Daan Vandewalle Dedicated to Lieve Verschraegen

Integrated in ‘Innocence in admiration’

  • Bekket: 2nd suite 

(cl, vlc, pno, mar & perc (1 player) (7’30)

Dedicated to Táman Trio

Available on CD: Bajadillas, Kokopelli projects, FERM 0901

  • 1’28” Noise for ensemble

(1’28) (fl-cl-pno-perc-vl-vla-vcl) commissioned by Spectra and Comav

Dedicated to Lucien Posman

On CD: Fingerprints, SABAM FMC 2010/02

  • The Accidental Martyr

for mixed choir (text: Tom Robbins) (8′)

Commissioned by Musa Horta

Dedicated tp Jelle Dierickx & Maja Janta

2006
 
  • The Trances

(4 perc) (14′)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Marc Delaere for Transit Leuven Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • Old Airs

(6 voices, SMATBB) (8′)

commissioned by Roland Peelman for the Songcompany Australia Dedicated to Yves Rosseel

  • 6th Sonata “outlaw’s exit”

(pno) (20′)

Commissioned by Benjamin van Esser

Dedicated to Johan Huys

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: ‘Thoughts about stacking, stomping and starting out’, Etcetera, KTC 1377 Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • Low-key quartet

(4 perc) (10’) )

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • 1st Sonata revised version “rule of thumb”

(pno) (16′)

Dedicated to Daan Vandewalle

Commissioned by Anastasia Kozhushko

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • The Abduction of the East

(Bas-Baritone and ensemble) (35ʹ)

(fl clar/bclar hrn harp pno vl vla vcl db)

(text: various authors and Philippe Blasband)

Commissioned by Spectra Ensemble Published by Music Production Hoeflich

Dedicated to Philippe Blasband

2005
 
  • The X songs

(SATB) (14′)

Text: William Shakespeare

Dedicated to Johan Huys

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • Bekket: 1st Suite

(mar-pn-perc) (12’30”)

(score lost)

  • Voortbestaan

For: fl - picc - ob - cl - bcl - bssn - 2hrn F - Tr - Trb - perc - db - pno (2’10) Integrated in the 5th symphony

  • Never ending strings

(for guitar) (1′-?) (withdrawn)

  • Brandgang (4de Symfonie)

(orchestra: 2 2 2 2 – 4 2 2 1 – timp – 2 perc – strings) ( 35′)

commissioned by Filharmonie Antwerpen and Ensemble Leporello and Zonzo

Third part separately: Dances from ‘Firetrail’ (3’)

Dedicated to Yves Senden & Leen De Lanoo

  • Rats and rabbits

(fl – cl – vl – vla – vcl – perc) (12′)

commissioned by Johan Huys for Concertgebouw Brugge Cedicated to Fred Brouwers.

  • Off all time

Adagio per ‘adagio’ for mixed choir and ensemble (2’45)

Integrated in the 5th Symphony

Text T.S.Eliot

  • dam & Arnold

(org – perc) (12′)

Commissioned by Yves Senden

Dedicated to Roland Peelman & Thomas Jones

  • Bajadillas

(cl – vcl – pno) (10′)

commissioned by Tamara Cuypers, Daan Vandewalle and Tom Landschoot)

Dedicated to Luc De Smet & Lou Lockens

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Bajadillas, Kokopelli projects, FERM 0901

  • Low-key trio

(2 marimba’s and drum) (10’)

Commissioned by Luk Vaes

Dedicated to Jan & Annemie Vanacker-Lodewyck

2004
 
  • Empty music

(marimba solo) (9’30”)

Composed and warmly dedicated to Eric Cha-Beach (USA)

Published by HRDSCR editions

  • Different from habit

(orchestra: 3 2 3 2 – 4 2 2 1 – 3 perc – strings) (13’30”)

Commissioned by Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen

Dedicated to Claire Tillekaerts

  • 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

Commissioned by Daniel Gazon

Dedicated to Jan & Annemie Vanacker-Lodewyck

  • Anthology

(for three to six voices or choir) (SMATTB) (11′)

Commissioned by Ensemble Leporello

Dedicated to Dirk Opstaele

  • Sehnen (remake)

2 vle (8′)

2003
 
  • Love by fortune sent

(sop – str) (3’30”)

Commissioned by Dirk Brossé

  • 5th Sonata “Blue rays-Ry’s blues”

(pno) (21′)

Commissioned by Marc Masson

Dedicated to Luc Brewaeys

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: ‘Thoughts about stacking, stomping and starting out’, Etcetera, KTC 1377

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • Bekket a musical mimodrama

(text: Frank Nuyts& Dirk Opstaele)

(vocal ensemble, clar, b.clar, perc. pno) (60’)

(commissioned by Ensemble Leporello with the aid of the Flemish Government) Dedicated to Fien en Geert Dhondt-Dhont

2002
 
  • Re: Birth

(pno 4 hands) (3’)

Dedicated to Dirk Brossé

  • Kaleidoscope (with Dirk Brossé)

(string orchestra or 5 solo strings) (8’)

  • Busyness as usual

(cl – pno) (15’)

Commissioned by Van Oosthuysen Eddy

With the aid of the Flemish Government

Dedicated to Jef & marleen Delewijns-Vermassen

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Bajadillas, Kokopelli projects, FERM 0901

  • Living between Big Bangs

(16 perc – 4 vocal – 2010 ssax 2as ts bs 0211 euph) (12’)

Commissioned by Royal Conservatory Ghent for opening Karel Miry Hall

Dedicated to Koen Verhofstadt and Florence Roelant also version for percussion only (27 players)

  • Ai da vede

(SMATBB) (9’)

(text: Dirk Opstaele & Frank Nuyts) commissioned by Ensemble Leporello Cedicated to Michael Sahl

  • Kicking the brass monkeys

(brass band) (10’)

Commissioned by Paul Voet for ‘Brass Band Panta Rhei Gent’

With the aid of the Flemish Government Dedicated to Eddy Becquart

  • 4th Sonata “Adde parvum parvo”

(pno) (22’) revised version in 2006

Composed for Elisa Medinilla

Dedicated Prof. Dr. Ir. Guy Aelterman

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: ‘Thoughts about stacking, stomping and starting out’, Etcetera, KTC 1377

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 3rd Sonata “…et voces, praetereaque nihil…”

(pno) (26’)

Commissioned by Benjamin Van Esser

Dedicated Frank Beke

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Sonatas & Prelude, Etcetera, KTC 1291

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

  • 2nd Sonata “nomen nudum”

(pno) (25’) commissioned by Iris de Blaere dedicated Vaast P.B. Van Herreweghe

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Sonatas & Prelude, Etcetera, KTC 1291

Also live recorded in ‘Bijloke Muziek Centrum Gent’

On Hardscore Records Sonata 1B, 2 and 9, 2019001

2001
 
  • X-raying my…radio

(large ensemble: 1010 s & t sax 0112 pno epno perc 2211 ebass drums) (13’) commissioned by Conservatory Ghent)

  • Button Music (51 jingles for a CD rom)

(9’) commissioned by Hogeschool Ghent

  • The Roughcast Song

(text: Frank Nuyts)

(6 voices a capella: SMATBB) (8’30”)

commissioned by Roland Peelman for the Song Company Australia Dedicated to Dominique Wittevrongel

  • Beck’s cool   

(6 young perc)  (3’)

Dedicated to Randall Casaer

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • SMS

A joint composition with Boudewijn Buckinx

for 3 recorders and violoncello

Composed for APSARA

Dedicated to Koen Vandyck

  • 5 Grimaces: Erik Satie - Frank Nuyts

Accidental music for “Songe d’une nuit d’été”

Arranged for 3 recorders

  • Nocturne and Romance: Dimitri Shostakowitch - Frank Nuyts

Arranged for 3 recorders and cello

  • Choice beat

(6 young perc – electronics) (12’)

  • Powerline

(perc – pno) (6’)

Commissioned by Belfius

Dedicated to Maarten Quaghebeur and Jeroen Vereecke

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′)

Composed for Hardscore

Available on CD : Monkey Trial, Margen Records 0504/3

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′) Composed for Hardscore

Available on CD: hardscore surf, wind & desire, label Carbon7, C7-045

1998
  • Interlude for Hard Scores for Orchestra

(vib – mar – pno) (2’)

Dedicated to Guido Defever

  • Hard Scores Book 3 (revised version)

(mez. sop – 2 synth (or 1 synth – 1 vib) – pno – sop / ten sax – mar – e.bass – drums) (30’)

Composed for Hardscore

Available on CD: Methane  (Hard Scores Book 2 and 3. Hardscore records

  • 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’)

Composed for Hardscore

Available on CD: Methane  (Hard Scores Book 2 and 3. Hardscore records

  • Boyhood’s end

(text: Frank Nuyts)

(tenor – pno – tape ad lib) (±25’)

Composed for Iris De Blaere and Philippe Defrancq

Dedicated to Daniel Gazon

  • Strings of Memories (withdrawn)

For amplified violoncello, woodwind quintet and strings

Commissioned by Rudolf Werthen and France Springuel and the ensemble ‘I Fiamminghi’

Dedicated to Kamagurka (Luk Zeebroeck)

Orchestration of ‘Updated Memories’

1997
  • Hard Scores book 4 “Tubes for sections”

(sop+dance – 3 synth – pno – trp – sop/ten sax – ten trb – mar – drums – 2 perc) (21’)

Composed for Hardscore

Commissioned by Sadef and vzw Trefpunt

Available on CD: Tubes for Sections - Hard Scores book 4 - Hardscore records

  • Swift Songs

(text: Jonathan Swift)

(sop – clar – pno) (11’30’’)

Composed for Degelin, Boeykens and Kende

Commissioned for Conservatory Antwerp

Dedicated to Frank Debruyne and Hilde Vanderstraeten

Available on CD: Bajadillas, Kokopelli projects, FERM 0901

  • Valse Cassante

For Orchestra

Available on CD: Famous Waltzes, Maestro Music Productions SABAM MMP004

  • Third Symphony

(orchestra: 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 strings) (16’)

Commissioned by Dirk Vermeulen for Prima le Musica

Dedicated to Luk Vaes & Bonny-Kate Anthony

  • Tripping fyfes

(recorder quartet and perc) (12’)

Commissioned by Ensemble Carré

Dedicated to William Ploegaert and Ingrid Antheunis

1996
  • Hard Scores book 3

(sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax – mar – vib – drums) (30’)

(withdrawn: see 1998)

Composed for Hardscore

Available on CD: Methane  (Hard Scores Book 2 and 3. Hardscore records

  • The odd moments (from Hard Scores Book 3)

(ten sax – mar – pno ) (7’))

Composed for Hardscore Trio

  • 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)

Commissioned by VRT Filharmonisch Orkest

Dedicated: Part 1 to Iris De Blaere, Part 2 to Patrick Steyaert, Part 3 to Peter Van Laerhoven.

  • Mock-up Rock: book 1(piano solo) (13’)

Dedicated to Marc-Olivier Coppens

  • Sex, age and aria for a sexagenarian

(snare drum – pno – tape) (1’) Dedicated to Claude Coppens

  • Only heads and tails

(pno – ten sax – mar) (15’)

Composed for Hardscore Trio

Dedicated to Lucas Vandenabeele en Inge Brutsaert

1995
 
  • Updated memories

(mar – pno) (20’)

Commissioned by André Posman De Rode Pomp

Dedicated to Elke and Paul Busselen

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • Cocopolo

(rec – pno) (5’)

Commissioned by Tomma Wessel and Geert Logghe

Dedicated to Tomma Wessel

  • 3 Liederen uit “Ga.n”

(high voice – pno) (20’)

  • Frank Zappa Arrangements

(sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax – mar – vib – drums – rythm comp) (35’)

(withdrawn)

Arranged for Hardscore

  • Hard Scores book 2

(sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax – mar – vib – drums – rythm comp) (20’)

(withdrawn: see 1998)

Available on CD: Methane  (Hard Scores Book 2 and 3. Hardscore records

  • Hard Scores book 1

(sop – pno – synth – ten+sop sax -mar – vib – drums – rythm comp) (20’)

(withdrawn, except “Flavours come easily”)

Composed for Hardscore

1994
 
  • Pok-pok

(5-12 young perc) (8’)

Dedicated to Marcus Leroy & Roos Delahaye

  • Fast Wood quintet

(woodwindquintet) (5’)

Commissioned by De Vooruit Art Center Ghent

Written for Ensemble Impromptu

  • Edgeways

(pno) (9’)

Dedicated to Nin De Belder

Commissioned by vzw Trefpunt and Iris de Blaere

  • Tohuwabohu

(rec – pno) (5’)

Commissioned by Tomma Wessel and Geert Logghe

Dedicated to Tomma Wessel

  • Sticks and grooves

(perc) (9’)

Commissioned by Wim Konink

Dedicated to Luc Brewaeys

  • Airs à gogo

(text: Voltaire)

(6 solo voices : SSATBB) (15’)

Commissioned by Roland peelman for The Songcompany Australia Dedicated to Roland Peelman

1993
 
  • Symphonie 2 “Wal”

(text: Frans Thooft)

(orchestra: 3/3/3/3 – 4/2/3/1 – timp – 2perc – strings – sop solo – pno solo) (35’)

Commissioned by De Bijloke Ghent Dedicated to Joris De Zutter

  • Fivepenny beats & The seven beats itch

fl (also picc), bcl, vln, vla, vcl, pno, drums This piece is based on material from ‘B-Side Art’

Dedicated to Boudewijn Buckinx

Commissioned by Filip Rathé for Spectra Ensemble

Available on CD: 30 jaar Radio 3, Radio 3 label

Also on Contemporary chamber music, vox temporis label, CD 92 026

  • De ladders zat / Au bout des gammes

(pno) (8’) (see 2009)

  • 3 Liederen uit “Ga.n”

(high voice – pno) (20’)

  • Drie koortjes uit Ga.n

(sopr – mezzo-sopr – alt) (5′)

  • Ga.n  a chamber opera

(text: Frans Thooft)

(2 sop – mez sop – tenor – recit. – 3 synth + wave station) (90 ‘)

Commissioned by Wim Wabbes for De Vooruit Ghent

Dedicated to Wim Wabbes

1992
 
  • Claus harmonieën

(text Hugo Claus) (sop – fl – vcl – pno) (9’)

Dedicated to Martine De Groote & Rik Lemaître

  • Music to raise hell

(2 trp – 2 trb – 2 hrn – tub – 2 perc) (10’)

Commissioned by De Vooruit Ghent 10 jaar

Dedicated to Bob Paulus & Odette Van Muysen

  • Schlemozzle

(5 perc) (4’)

Dedicated to Hec Leemans & Marie-Jeanne

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • And spring ran cold forever

(woodwind quintet) (11’)

Commissioned by Quintessens Blaaskwintet

Dedicated to Jo Degroote & Diederik Degryse

1991
 
  • When the tombs of brass are spent

(mar – electronics – drumcomputer - brass ensemble ) (12’)

Commissioned by Dirk Brossé for the Brass ensemble of the Conservatory Ghent Dedicated to Michael Palin

  • Quadramania

(4 trp ) (12’)

Part 1 dedicated to Luc Brewaeys, Part 2 dedicated to Frans Geysen, Part 3 dedicated to Dirk Brosse

Available on CD: only Theban Rock, Flanders Trumpet Quartet, Contrumporary FTQ001

  • They’re no better than they should be

Nine short etudes for piano solo (pno) (8′)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Claude Coppens

1990
  • B – Side Art

(mar – pno – seq or tape – drums ) (15’)

  • What poor an instrument may do a noble deed

(perc – pno ) (8’)

Commissioned by Gemeentekrediet van België

Dedicated to Peter Greenaway

1989
  • Za-va-pa

(pno) (5’) (See also Quirks)

Commissioned by Claude Coppens

Dedicated to Frank Zappa

  • Prince’s Pride

For young percussionist and piano (1’30)

(see also Quirks)

  • Water Music

(sop – mar ) (12’)

Text: C. Boyle

Commissioned by Bob Van Sice

Dedicated to Helen Mirren

1988
  • A symphony of Scraps

For orchestra

(4333 43 euph 31 timp perc pno strings ) (17’)

Commissioned by Filharmonie van Antwerpen

  • A symphony of Scraps

Reduced version for 2 keyboards and percussion (17′)

Dedicated to Iris De Blaere

  • Crack-time

(pno – 4 perc ) (5’)

Dedicated to Pol Friant

  • La Pamplona

(for marimba) (3′)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Bob Van Sice

Published by HRDSCR Editions

1987
  • Give me your bunch of fives

(2 mar or 3 mar ) (7’) 7d

Version for 2 marimbas published by HRDSCR editions

Commissioned by Bob Van Sice

Available on CD: Give me your bunch of fives, Musica Mundi, 3-6705-2

  • Woodnotes, the Magnificent Seven version

(arr. for 7 perc ) (13’)

Commissioned by Kraumata ensemble

Dedicated to Robert Van Sice

  • Woodnotes

Concerto for marimba & orchestra

(mar solo & orch: 2/2/O/3 – 2/0/0 – 13 strings ) (20’) (CD original version & CDR+revised)

commissioned by Johan Huys for The Week of Contemporary Music

Cedicated to Bob Van Sice

Reduction for marimba and piano published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Marimba concertos, Etcetera KTC 1085

1986
  • Euphonic Movements

(2 pno – 2perc ) (11’)

Commissioned by Stedelijke Academie Deinze

  • Rastapasta

(fl – 8 vl – 2 vla – 2 vlc – 1db or 2 keyb or mel.inst.- bass inst. – keyb ) (4’)

Dedicated to Herman Sabbe

Available on CD version for 2 pianos: Sonatas & Prelude, Etcetera, KTC 1291

  • Cloudscapes II

(pno – mar ) (14’)

Commissioned by Bob Van Sice

  • Cloudscapes I

(pno ) (14’)

Commissioned by Claude Coppens

Dedicated to Claude Coppens

Available on CD: In Flanders Fields, Mupro label, WW - IG - 09

1985
 
  • Squib

(chamb orch: 1111 111 2 perc pno hrp str soli ) (10’)

Commissioned by Marc Michael Desmet for De Nieuwe Muziekgroep

Dedicated to Johan Huys

  • Two pieces for Pete

(for sax (or other mel. instr.)  keyb  drums ) (7’) Dedicated to Piet Jorens

  • Suite I. Strawinsky (Bewerking Frank Nuyts)

(Fl - Clar - sax - timp )

  • Sehnen

(vl – vcl ) or (2 vle) (5’)

Commissioned by Boudewijn Buckinx

Dedicated to Helga Wähdel und Barbara Brauckmann

  • Öde

(For fl - clar - sax(Es) & timp) (2’)

Dedicated to Barbara Buckinx

Also a version for sax(Es) & timpani

Also a version for vla & pno

Also a version for piano solo

Also a version for sax and timpani

Available on CD: Champ de Bataille, PKP producties, PKP 003

 

1984
 
  • Philtre

(fl – db ) (5’)

Dedicated to Eric en Kathy Dequeker

  • Vol au vent

(tub – pno or bcl – pno ) (3’) Dedicated to Frans Geysen.

Revised version in 2020 for flute, bassoon and double bass

  • Pete’s Waltz

For sax and drum

  • Les angoisses de Cynthiçan (tape )

(11’)Produced in IPEM Ghent

  • 3 pieces from ‘Musiques d’enfants’ op. 65 - S Prokofiev (Bewerking F. Nuyts)

For flute and Double bass.

1983
 
  • Muziek aan de (m)ether

For violin

Dedicated apt Boudewijn Buckinx

1982
 
  • Uit een verborgen lade / From a hidden drawer

(pno ) (8’)

Commissioned by Alfonso Medinilla and Claude Coppens

  • Sprint

(perc – pno ) (5’)

Commissioned by duo Roland Peelman-Frank Nuyts

Dedicated to Boudewijn Buckinx

  • Savannah

(hrn – fl – 2 perc ) (5’)

Dedicated to Karel Goeyvaerts

1981
 
  • Bombos del sol

(2 perc ) (10’)

  • Soundtrack for a animation movie by Lemaire

Dedicated to Marc Lambert

Available on CD: Konink & Andriessen Notes 94, Walpurgis Records, WPR 007

  • La sale mère, le boeuf et le crampon

(sax quartet ) (13’)

Commissioned by Willy Demey for Belgian Saxophone Quartet

1980
 
  • Solo for flute from Sonivers II

(3′) Commissioned by Eric Dequeker

  • Sonivers II: Inmediaciones del noche…

(fl – sopr – speaker – tape & ensemble: fl cl bcl hrn vib perc pno 2vl vcl db)  (45’)

Text: Pablo Neruda and Paul Eluard

Selected for International Composer’s Rostrum by Karel Goeyvaerts

Commissioned by the radio BRT III

  • Adagio ( pno ) (5’)

Commissioned by Roland Peelman

Dedicated to Roland Peelman

  • From Ipem with love

(a.sax or b.sax– tape ) (10’)

Dedicated to Joëlle Servaes & Kamagurka

1979
 
  • Sonivers I

(for sopr & ensemble: fl cl hrn clb mzsopr vib perc db) (12′)

Text: Hugo Claus

Commissioned by Eugène Lievens  for Mobiel Ensemble

Dedicated to Lucien Goethals

  • Hommage à… (bis)

For one percussionist (3’)

  • Alsof de hand nooit meer weggaat

(orch: 2-1-2-1  2-1-1-0 aSax, 2perc, cel, strings) (11’)

Winner Tenuto composition competition BRT

  • Sabbristie

Mobile for one percussionist (5’)

Dedicated to Herman Sabbe

1978
 
  • Methuna

(a.sax – pno – tape )(12’)

  • Hommage à…

(fl – perc ) (12’)

Commissioned by Rien de Reede

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Revised version in 2002 commissioned by Duo XXI, flute part edited by Elke Tierens

1977
  • J’attendais en vain

For vl - vlc - pno

  • Chili 1973

Orchestration for big ensemble of Alejándome del camino

1976
  • Alejándome del camino

(fl – pno ) (7’)

Commissioned by Eric Dequeker and Roland Peelman

Dedicated to Eric Dequeker

  • 2 little pieces for piano 4hands

Dedicated to Gerd Wille and Alfonso Medinilla.

1975
  • Le tombeau de Ravel

(cl or a.sax– vib – pno ) (10’)

Dedicated to Jan Huylebroeck

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Bajadillas, Kokopelli projects, FERM 0901

  • 5 Preludes for weathered Stones

(ob – pno) (6’)

commissioned by Piet Van Bockstal for Paul Belaerts, Piet Van Boxstal, Joost Gils, Bram Nolf & Katrijn

Friant

Dedicated to Roland Peelman

Published by HRDSCR Editions

  • A las nueve de la noche

For fl - 2vl - vlc and pno. Integrated in Sonivers II

1974
  • Weemoed

Vl & pno (2’)

(Revised version in 2020 on request of Paul Klinck)

Also a version for marimba & pno

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Available on CD: Chant d’amour, PKP productions, PKP 002

  • Genesis

For reciter, flute and piano

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