Open Score Collection

The following are compositions for flexible instrumentation, also called variable, or open instrumentation
Performance examples can be found on these Apple Music or Spotify playlists.

Chiaroscuro (2014 rev.2020)
Museum Pieces (2012)
Nocturne (2013)
Quickening (2012)
Surface Tension (2012)
Rogue Waves (2012)
On a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam (2012)
Lagrange Point (2012)
æther (2012)
Spin (2012)
Still Life (2006 rev. 2012)

Foreign Lands (2011)
Simulacrum (2010)
Grace (2009)
Ostinati (2009)
Undercurrents (2008)
Stasis (2007)
Temporal Waves (2001)
Pulses (1999)
Quaver (1997)
Parallel II (1997)

Arteries (2021) – open score for spatialized ensemble
Duration: variable

Event Horizon (2021) – open score for quietly sustaining instruments
Duration: variable

Andromeda (2020) – for spatialized ensemble
Duration: variable
Andromeda was commissioned and premiered by the Jeremy Brown Collective on February 29, 2020 at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Calgary, Alberta.

Oort Cloud (2019) – for guitars, percussion, pianos, harps, etc.
Duration: variable
Premiered by the UBC percussion ensemble (12 glockenspiels)
Vern Griffiths, director, at the Orpheum Theatre, January 26, 2019
Video Performance by Martin Fisk, on 12 glockenspiels

The Library of Babel (2019) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Premiered by the Vancouver Symphony, William Rowson, conductor, February 23, 2019
Audio excerpt performed by the Vancouver Symphony, William Rowson, conductor

Cinquanta (2018) – for guitars, percussion, pianos, harps, etc.
Duration: variable
Premiered at Sound Symposium XIX, St. John’s Newfoundland, July 11, 2018
Video Excerpt from the premiere at the 2018 Sound Symposium Festival in St. John’s Newfoundland

Negative Space (2017) – for large chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Premiered at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver on October 17, 2017
Audio excerpt performed by the Still Life Ensemble

Aeternum Vale (2017) – for chamber ensemble, and/or voices
Duration: variable
Premiered at the Woodward’s Atrium, presented by the Hard Rubber Orchestra Society on August 27, 2017

Rosetta Stone  (2016) – for trio
Duration: variable
Dedicated to John Cage
Video by percussionists Chris Blaber, Gaël Chabot-Leclerc, and Greg Samek
* Released on the album Rosetta Stone performed by Daniel Tones
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Rosetta Stone
Circle of Fifths

Circle of Fifths  (2016) – for large open score ensemble in twelve parts
Duration: variable
Premiered on July 3, 2016 by the Unbound Flute Festival
* Winner of the Unbound Flute Festival Composition Competition 2016 (Brisbane, Australia)
Audio excerpt performed by Mark Takeshi McGregor, flutes 

Equilibrium (2015) – for open score ensemble
Duration: variable
Commissioned by The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and premiered on April 24, 2016
Video by Dejan Radovanovic
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective

Equilibrium
Möbius

Möbius  (2015) – for open score spatialized ensemble
Duration: variable
Commissioned and premiered by Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival on July 29, 2015
* Released on the album Rosetta Stone (for 10 grand pianos)
* Released on the album Möbius (for harp, glockenspiel, vibraphone, songbells, piano, and guitars)
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Chiaroscuro  (2014 rev.2020) – for spatialized chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Commissioned and premiered by Vancouver New Music, conducted by Giorgio Magnanensi – March 22, 2014
Dedicated to Giorgio Magnanensi
* Released on the album Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Museum Pieces (2012) – independent solos to be performed simultaneously
Duration: 2-8 minutes
Commissioned by the North Shore Branch of the British Columbia Registered Teachers Music Association and premiered at Canada Music Week – November 18, 2012
Video performance by Sputter Box

Nocturne  (2013) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable  Premiered by the Vertical Orchestra 2013 – August 7, 2013
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Remote Together by Catherine Lee
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Quickening  (2012) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: 3-5 minutes  Premiered by the Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, director –  December 4, 2012
Dedicated to James Tenney
Video of Aventa Ensemble performance
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble
* Released on the album Violent, Violent Sea by the Aventa Ensemble

Surface Tension  (2012) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: 5 or more minutes
Premiered by the Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, director – December 4, 2012
Video of Aventa Ensemble performance
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Violent, Violent Sea by the Aventa Ensemble

Rogue Waves  (2012) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: 5 minutes  Premiered by the Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood, director – December 4, 2012
Video of Aventa Ensemble performance
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Violent, Violent Sea by the Aventa Ensemble

On a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam (2012) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Commissioned and premiered by the Ethos Collective – September 15, 2012
Video of a performance by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

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Lagrange Point (2012) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable  Commissioned and premiered by the Turning Point Ensemble – June 21, 2012
Dedicated to Neil Degrasse Tyson
Video of Redshift Music performing LaGrange Point
* Released on the album Lagrange Point by Negative Zed
* Released on the CD Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released as a Multiple-Video Installation Project by Redshift Music

æther (2012) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Premiered by The Thin Edge New Music Collective – October 6, 2012
Inspired by, and dedicated to, Kelly Nobles
* Released on the album Rosetta Stone performed by Kelly Nobles
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Spin (2012) – for chamber ensemble  variable duration
Premiered by Fringe Percussion and guests – January 20, 2012
Written for the occasion of Redshift Music’s 10th Anniversary
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Still Life  (2006 rev. 2012) – for chamber ensemble   Duration: 5 min.
Premiered by the Vertical Orchestra – Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC – March 20, 2012
Dedicated to Marci Rabe (Originally written for choir in 2006 and revised for open score in 2011)
* Chosen to represent Canada at the ISCM’s 2009 World Music Days in Sweden
* Awarded first prize in Vancouver Bach Choir’s National Choir Music Competition (Vancouver 2008)
* Released on CD by the 2017 Pennsylvania All-State Chorus (choral version)
* Released on the album Rosetta Stone performed by Katie Rife (multiple marimbas)
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Foreign Lands  (2011) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Premiered by Negative Zed Ensemble and Contact – April 5, 2011
* Released on the album Surface Tension by Ethos Collective
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Simulacrum  (2010) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Premiered by 6 ensembles across Canada – May 15, 2010
Dedicated to Gavin Bryars
* Released on the album Undercurrents by Contact Contemporary Music (Toronto)
* Released on the album …ohme zu wissen warum!? by Soli Fan Tutti (Darmstadt)
* Nominated as ‘Classical Composition of the year’ at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards
* Awarded 2nd prize at the International Soli fan tutti Kompositionspreis in Germany – May 2011
Performance videos: MolOt-ensemble  Artemis Score video 

Grace  (2009) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable  video
Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Mujirushi – Ghent, Belgium, November 18, 2009
Dedicated to Ensemble Mujirushi
* Released on the album Undercurrents by Contact Contemporary Music
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Ostinati  (2009) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Premiered by Motion Ensemble – October 17, 2009
Dedicated to Brian Eno
* Released on the album Undercurrents by Contact Contemporary Music
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Undercurrents  (2008) – for chamber ensemble
Duration: variable
Commissioned and premiered by Contact Contemporary Music – June 15, 2008
Dedicated to Jerry Pergolesi & Contact Contemporary Music
* Released on the album Undercurrents by Contact Contemporary Music

Stasis  (2007) – for 4 or more melodic instruments
Duration: variable
Premiered by the Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble December 10, 2007
* Released on the album Undercurrents by Contact Contemporary Music
* Released on the album Marimba Collage by Nicholas Papador and the University of Windsor Percussion Ensemble

Temporal Waves  (2001) – for 3 or 4 pianos, harps, guitars, marimbas, vibraphones or any combination
Quartet version Trio version
Duration: 8 minutes
Premiered by 4 Gallon Drum at the Sonic Boom Festival – March 13, 2004
* Released on the album Undercurrents by Rob McDonald, guitar
* Released on the album Concentric Rings performed by the Victoria Guitar Trio

Pulses  (1999) – for 4 or more melodic instruments
Duration: 8-15 min.
Commissioned and premiered by the Motion Ensemble – April 17, 1999
* Released on the album Chiaroscuro

Quaver  (1997) – for 4-8 melodic instruments
Duration: 8-14 min.
Premiered by Ensemble Symposium – January 23, 1997
* Released on the album Rosetta Stone performed by Colin MacDonald

Parallel II  (1997) – for any number of attack/decay instruments (piano, harp, guitar, vibes, etc..)
Duration: 8 minutes approx.
Premiered by Ensemble Symposium – November 7, 1997