COMPOSITIONS

All compositions published by Burnt Ivory Music
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Long Waves and Random Pulses, The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon, and Five Characters Walk into a Bar are all part of ongoing research on clandestine radio broadcasts in WWII,
leading to a large-scale project.
Watch live videos of the pieces here


Selected Works List (in reverse chronological order)

Tenacious Friction and Swerving Conviction
(2014, 7 minutes, for viola and piano)
World premiere by Max Mandel and Eric Huebner
Roulette, New York City, March 25, 2014
Score and parts available for sale

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Rolling Sevens and Dreaming Elevens
(2013, 9 minutes, for contrabass)
World premiere by James Ilgenfritz
Roulette, New York City, December 12, 2013
Score available for sale
Commissioned by James Ilgenfritz

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Invisible Flashes and Obscure Transmissions
(2013, 10 minutes, for violin and tape)
World premiere by George Kentros
Tokyo, Japan, October 6, 2013
Score available for sale with electronic backing track
Commissioned by George Kentros


Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind
(2013, 21 minutes, for piano and tape, inspired by Debussy)
World premiere by Kathleen Supové in her "Digital Debussy" project,
The Flea Theater, New York City, April 25-27, 2013
Score available for sale with electronic backing track
Commissioned by Commissioning Music USA

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VIDEO


Iron Men and Bamboo Gods
(2012, 11 minutes, for percussion)
World premiere by Peter Dodds,
Jordan Hall, Boston, January 15, 2013
Score available for sale
Commissioned by Peter Dodds


Long Waves and Random Pulses (electronic version)
(2012, 13 minutes, for violin and tape) World premiere by Monica Germino at the
Night of the Unexpected Festival, Utrecht, Holland, September 6, 2012.
Score available for sale with electronic backing track
Commissioned by Gaudeamus Muziekweek

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VIDEO


Long Waves and Random Pulses (acoustic version)
(2012, 13 minutes, for violin) World premiere by Elfa Run Kristindottir at the Oudemuziek Festival, Utrecht, Holland, August 26, 2012.
Score available for sale
Commissioned by Gaudeamus Muziekweek

NOTES
VIDEO


A Luminous Reflection of Metallic Direction
(2012, 15 minutes, for cello and tape) World premiere by Frances-Marie Uitti at the MaerzMusik Festival, Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2012.
Commissioned by the American Academy in Berlin and the MaerzMusik Festival
NOTES

Phantom Shakedown
(2012, 8 minutes, for piano and tape) World premiere by Annie Gosfield at the Moving Sounds Festival, New York, September 14, 2012.
Score available for sale with electronic backing track

VIDEO
NOTES

Recorded by Gosfield on "Almost Truths and Open Deceptions"
Click to listen to an excerpt

Floating Messages and Fading Frequencies

(2011, 30 minutes, for flute, oboe, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and bass, with sampler/electronics, drums, and electric guitar) World premiere by Athelas Sinfonietta and Annie Gosfield trio, conducted by Pierre-André Valade, November 23, 2011, Dartington Great Hall, United Kingdom. Commissioned by the DaNY arts initiative to foster collaboration between Denmark and NYC, with support from the CAP Fund. Also performed at the Huddersfield Festival, Liverpool, and Nottingham.
A concert-length work inspired by the radio transmissions of the Danish Resistance in World War II, with the Athelas Sinfonietta (Denmark), and the Annie Gosfield Trio

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Burn Again With a Low Blue Flame

(2011, 20 minutes, for cello and tape) World premiere by Mathis Mayr at the A•Devantgarde Festival, Munich, Germany, June 4, 2011. Commissioned by the A•Devantgarde Festival

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“A Bowler Hat” reimagined for Anthony De Mare’s “Liaisons” project
(2011, 8 minutes, for piano) In a series of reimaginings of Stephen Sondheim works for solo piano. World Premiere by Anthony DeMare at Symphony Space, NYC, March 9, 2013. Commissioned by the Liaisons Project

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Daughters of the Industrial Revolution
(2011, 45 minutes, for sampler, guitar, drum set, percussion, and cello)
World premiere by Annie Gosfield trio: Roger Kleier (guitar); Annie Gosfield (sampler); Ches Smith (drums); with Felix Fan (cello) and Alex Lipowski (percussion) at the Kitchen, NYC, March 4-5 2011
The creation of Daughters of the Industrial Revolution was funded by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Recorded by Gosfield, Kleier, Fan, Smith, Lipowsky on "Almost Truths and Open Deceptions"
Click to listen to an excerpt
Score and parts for excerpt for percussion and cello available for sale

The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon
(2010, 17 minutes, for string quartet)
World premiere by the Jasper String Quartet at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Katonah, New York, August 5, 2010
Score and parts available for sale
Commissioned by the Caramoor International Music Festival, on behalf of the Jasper String Quartet, for A String Quartet Library for the 21st CenturyCommissioned by the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts

NOTES
VIDEO


Five Characters Walk Into a Bar
(2009, 10 minutes, for solo piano)
Premiere by Sarah Cahill at the Caramoor Festival,
New York, March 28, 2010
Score available for sale
NOTES

Broken Nails and Metal Tails
(2009, 7 minutes, for kalimba and electronics/recorded media)
Premiere by Jennifer Hymer in the Klang!-Container,
Hamburg, Germany, September 12, 2009.
Score available for sale wth electronic backing track
Commissioned by the Hamburg Netzwerk Project "Klang!"

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Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers
(2008, 21 minutes, for piano and sampler)
Premiere by Lisa Moore in Canberra, Australia, May 8, 2008
US premiere at the Bang on a Can Marathon, New York, May 31, 2008
Score available for sale wth samples for the application "Kontakt3"
Commissioned by the Meet the Composer's Commissioning USA
and The Argosy Fund for New Music
Recorded on "Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers", Cantaloupe
NOTES
VIDEO

Almost Truths and Open Deceptions
(2007, 24 minutes, cello chamber concerto for cello, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, and contrabass)
Premiere by Felix Fan, with David Cossin, Blair McMillen, Nurit Pacht, Jennifer Choi, Max Mandel, and Robert Black, at Merkin Concert Hall, New York, May 3, 2007
Score and parts available for sale
Commissioned by the Musik3 Foundation, the American Composers Forum and Kaufmann Center, with additional funds provided by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and the Jerome Foundation

NOTES
Recorded by Felix Fan, FLUX, Blair McMillen, David Cossin, and Tony Falanga on "Almost Truths and Open Deceptions"
Click to listen to an excerpt

The Wanton Brutality of a Tender Touch
(2006, 12 minutes, for piano)
Premiere by Blair McMillen at the Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, Sept. 8, 2006
Score available for sale
Commissioned by Blair Mcmillen
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Overvoltage Rumble
(2006, 13 minutes, for bass clarinet, percussion, sampler, guitar, cello, and contrabass)
Premiere by The Bang on a Can All-Stars at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City,
February 22, 2006
Score and parts available for sale
Commissioned by the People's Commissioning Fund
NOTES

A Sideways Glance from an Electric Eye
(2006, 8 minutes, for a virtual version of Henry Cowell's Rhythmicon)
Released on "The Art of the Virtual Rhythmicon" Innova, 2006
Commissioned by Sonic Circuits
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In This Dream that Dogs Me
Live music for choreographer Karole Armitage
(2005, 55 minutes, for percussion, sampler, guitar, and cello)
Premiere by Danny Tunick, Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, and Felix Fan
at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, New York, November 30, 2005
Commissioned by the American Music Center's Live Music for Dance program
and the Rockefeller Foundation's MAP Fund
NOTES

Uphill Slides and Knockdown Dives
(2005, 12 minutes, for percussion and cello)
Premiere by Felix Fan and David Cossin
at the Muzik3 festival in San Diego, California, April 13, 2005
Score and parts available for sale
Commissioned by the Muzik3 Festival
NOTES

Wild Pitch (2004, 13 min, for cello, percussion, and piano)
Premiere by Felix Fan, David Cossin, & Andy Russo,
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, December, 2004
Score and parts available for sale
Commissioned by the Muzik3 Festival, San Diego
Recorded by Real Quiet on "Almost Truths and Open Deceptions"
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Echoes of the Copper Octopus
(Reflective, Malleable, and Very Tenacious)
(2004, 13 min, percussion quartet)
Premiere by SO Percussion, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, December, 2004
Score and parts available for sale
Commissioned by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust for Performance at Merkin Hall
NOTES

Knuckleball (2004, 1 minute, for solo piano)
Commissioned by the "Piano Project" which has commissioned composers to write short piano pieces for children in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Kaufman Center

The Harmony of the Body–Machine
(2003, 13 min, for cello and electronics)
Premiere by Joan Jeanrenaud, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, October, 2003
Commissioned by the American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation
Score and CD of accompanying electronics available for sale
NOTES
Recorded by Joan Jeanrenaud on Gosfield's
"LOST SIGNALS AND DRIFTING SATELLITES" CLICK TO LISTEN Tzadik, 2004

Marked by a Hat
(2003, 8 minutes, for 8 microtonally tuned
sympathetic strings on the "extreme guitar")
Premiere by Marco Cappelli, Associazione Alessandro Scarlatti, Naples, Italy,
November, 2003
Commissioned by Marco Cappelli
Recorded by Marco Cappelli on "The Extreme Guitar", Mode, 2006

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Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
(2003, 8 minutes, for violin and electronics)
Premiere by George Kentros, Stockholm, May 2003
Score and CD of accompanying electronics available for sale

Commissioned by George Kentros
NOTES
Recorded by George Kentros on Gosfield's
"LOST SIGNALS AND DRIFTING SATELLITES" CLICK TO LISTEN Tzadik, 2004

Lightheaded and Heavyhearted (2002, 18 minutes, for string quartet)
Premiere by the Miami String Quartet at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, July 2002
Commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Score and parts available for sale
NOTES
Recorded by the Flux Quartet on Gosfield's
"LOST SIGNALS AND DRIFTING SATELLITES" CLICK TO LISTEN Tzadik, 2004

Smoking and Drifting (2001, 14 minutes, for bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, percussion, piano, two violins, viola, cello, and contrabass)
Premiere by Present Music at the Milwaukee Art Museum, January 2002
Commissioned by Present Music and the Jacquart Family
Score and parts available for sale or rental
NOTES

Five Will Get You Seven (2001, 15 minutes, for bass clarinet and 2 percussion)
Premiere by Zeitgeist at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, September 2001
Commissioned by Headwaters for Festival Dancing in Your Head
Score and parts available for sale
Recorded by Zeitgeist on "If Tigers Were Clouds", Innova, 2003
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Cranks and Cactus Needles
(2000, 6 minutes, for flute, piano, violin, and cello)
Premiere by The Pearls Before Swine Experience at ISCM World Music Days,
Luxembourg, September 2000
Score and parts available for sale
Recorded by The Pearls Before Swine Experience, on "Swine Live!", Caprice (Sweden), 2003
NOTES
Recorded by The Pearls Before Swine Excperience on "Almost Truths and Open Deceptions"
Click to listen to an excerpt

Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
(2000, 15 minutes, for string quartet and percussion quartet)
Premiere by the Onyx String Quartet and RedDrum Percussion Group at the Other Minds Festival, San Francisco, March 2000
Commissioned by Other Minds and the American Composers Forum
Score and parts available for sale or rental
NOTES
Recorded by FLUX Quartet and Talujon Percussion on Annie Gosfield's
"FLYING SPARKS AND HEAVY MACHINERY" CLICK TO LISTEN Tzadik, 2001

It Almost Passed in a Dream (1999, 8 minutes, for flute, bass marimba, harmonic canon, adapted guitar, bloboy, and cello)
Premiere by Newband (on the Harry Partch Instruments) at Music at the Anthology,
New York, February 2000
Commissioned by MATA and the Greenwall Foundation
NOTES

Shoot the Player Piano (1999, 6 minutes, recorded work for video and music)
Premiere at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, November 1999
Commissioned by the American Composers Forum for the Sonic Circuits Festival
Video available for sale
NOTES
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

EWA7 (1999, 42 minutes, a site-specific factory-inspired work for keyboards, electric guitar, and two percussion)
Premiere by The Annie Gosfield Ensemble at the EWA7 Factory, Nuremberg, Germany,
July 1999
Commissioned by the Siemens Corporation
NOTES
Recorded by The Annie Gosfield Ensemble on
"FLYING SPARKS AND HEAVY MACHINERY" CLICK TO LISTEN Tzadik, 2001

Mentryville (1999, 4 minutes, for prepared piano)
Premiere by Annie Gosfield at California Institute of the Arts,
Valencia, California, March 1999
NOTES
Recorded by Annie Gosfield on
"LOST SIGNALS AND DRIFTING SATELLITES" CLICK TO LISTEN Tzadik, 2004

Brawl (1998, 10 minutes, for saxophone quartet)
Premiere by Rova Saxophone Quartet, San Francisco, June 1998
Score and parts available for sale
NOTES
Recorded by ROVA Sax Quartet, on Annie Gosfield's
"BURNT IVORY AND LOOSE WIRES" CLICK TO LISTEN
Tzadik, 1998

Brooklyn, October 5, 1941
(1997, 4 minutes, for piano, baseballs, and baseball mitt)
Premiere by Guy Livingston, at Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, New York, December 1997
Score available for sale
Recorded by Guy Livingston (one minute version) on "Don't Panic: Sixty Seconds for Piano", Wergo (Germany) and Harmonia Mundi (USA) 2001
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Cram Jin Quotient (1997, 8 minutes, for keyboard sampler)
Premiere by Annie Gosfield at "The Alternative Schubertiade", American Opera Projects,
New York, September 1997
Recorded by Annie Gosfield on "An Alternative Schubertiade" CRI, 1999
NOTES

In Rides the Dust (1997 version, 11 minutes, for chamber orchestra)
Premiere by Bang on a Can's Spit Orchestra, conducted by Bradley Lubman, at the Kitchen, New York, May 1997
Score and parts available for sale or rental
NOTES

Four Roses (1997, 6 minutes, for cello and detuned piano)
Premiere by Ted Mook and Annie Gosfield, New York, March 1997
Score and parts available for sale (Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler necessary for performance)
NOTES
Recorded by Ted Mook and Annie Gosfield on
"BURNT IVORY AND LOOSE WIRES" CLICK TO LISTEN
Tzadik, 1998

Freud (1996, 4 minutes, composed with Roger Kleier For sampler and electric guitar)
Premiere by Annie Gosfield and Roger Kleier at the Audio Art Festival, Goethe Institute, Cracow, Poland, November 1996
NOTES
Recorded by Annie Gosfield and Roger Kleier on
"BURNT IVORY AND LOOSE WIRES"
Tzadik, 1998

In Rides the Dust (1996, 11 minutes, for flute, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, guitar, cello, and contrabass)
Premiere by Agon Orchestra, conducted by Petr Kofron, New Music Marathon, Prague, November 1996
Score and parts available for sale or rental
NOTES

Blue Serge (1996, 5 minutes, for sampling keyboard)
Premiere by Annie Gosfield at Festival Solo in Lucerne, Switzerland, May 1996
NOTES
Recorded by Annie Gosfield on "Bring Your Own Walkman" Staalplaat, 1997, and
"BURNT IVORY AND LOOSE WIRES"
Tzadik, 1998

Lost Night (1995, 12 minutes, for chamber orchestra and sampler)
Premiere by the Crosstown Ensemble, conducted by Eric Grunin, New York, December 1995
Commissioned by the Minnesota Composers Forum and the Crosstown Ensemble
Score and parts available for sale or rental
NOTES

The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory
(1995, 11 minutes, for percussion, sampler, guitar, cello, contrabass)
Premiere by The Annie Gosfield Ensemble, Festival of Radical New Jewish Culture, New York, September 1994, revised version premiered by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, at Great Performers at Lincoln Center, New York, May 1995
Score and parts available for sale (Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler necessary for performance)
Recorded by the Bang on a Can Allstars on "Cheating, Lying Stealing" Sony Classical, 1996, and on "Bang on a Can Classic" Cantaloupe Records, 2002
NOTES
Recorded by The Annie Gosfield Ensemble Annie Gosfield's
"BURNT IVORY AND LOOSE WIRES" CLICK TO LISTEN
Tzadik, 1998

Second Avenue Junkman (1993, 4 minutes, for piano, guitar, and percussion)
Premiere by The Annie Gosfield Ensemble, at the Festival of Radical New Jewish Culture, New York, September 1993
Recorded by Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, and Greg Cohen on "Irving Stone Memorial Concert", Tzadik, 2004
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Nickolaievski Soldat (1993, 7 minutes, for sampler, guitar, and percussion)
Premiere by The Annie Gosfield Ensemble, Festival of Radical New Jewish Culture, New York, September 1993
NOTES
Recorded by The Annie Gosfield ensemble on
"BURNT IVORY AND LOOSE WIRES"
Tzadik, 1998

 

 
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