Jordan Dykstra: Compositions

RECENT WORK

Four Found Clouds (2016) pedal harp with EBow 20'
Pitch Gradient with Noise in A# (2016) 3 percussion, accordion, bassoon, guitar, marimba, 3 bowed strings, and sine-tones 24'
A Known Unknown (2016) percussion, grand piano, electronics 60'
Well Intended (2016) metal and pitch intender open
Pitch Gradient with Noise in F# (2016) 2 percussion, 2 grand pianos, 2 guitar, 4 bowed strings 22'30"
Chimes Nine Times (2016) 7 electric guitars, 7 violas, sine-tones, clock 54'23"
In Versions 2 (2016) sheng or shō, violin or viola, sine-tones 16'20"
In Versions 1 (2016) sheng or shō, violin or viola, sine-tones 16'20"
No Going Back Before Present (2016) film 52'
A Line & Chevron (with dots) (2016) alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and grand piano 12'<
A Line & Chevron (2016) Bb clarinet, viola, electric bass guitar, and electric guitar 12'<
Seven Found Clouds (2016) plucked grand piano (in any tuning) and EBow ca. 40'
Taking the Tiger by the Tail (2016) string dectet, two percussionists, three technicians, electronics 56'
The Neutral Mask (2016) string quartet ca. 15'
Fathom Peaks Unseen (2016) string quintet and two percussionists ca. 10'

ABSTRACTS

Well Intended (2016) open open
Inner Sound (2016) open open
A Line & Chevron (2016) open open
Found Clouds (2016) open open

SOLOS

Four Found Clouds (2016) pedal harp with EBow 20'
Well Intended (2016) metal and pitch intender open
Seven Found Clouds (2016) plucked grand piano (in any tuning) and EBow ca. 40'
Horn No. 1 (2015)
from the album Three Horns
air horn and sinewave 4'04"
Horn No. 2 (2015)
from the album Three Horns
air horn and sinewave 6'04"
Horn No. 3 (2015)
from the album Three Horns
air horn and sinewave 3'23"
Phonography (2014)
from the album Phonography
20 field recordings 46'
High (2012)
from the album pianodrones
grand piano 8'42"
Mid (2012)
from the album pianodrones
grand piano 4'40"
Low (2012)
from the album pianodrones
grand piano 16'51"

DUOS

In Versions 2 (2016) sheng or shō, violin or viola, sine-tones 16'20"
In Versions 1 (2016) sheng or shō, violin or viola, sine-tones 16'20"
A Calf and a Bull: Dúett fyr lágfiðla og nautfiðlu (2014) viola and contrabass 10'

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Pitch Gradient with Noise in A# (2016) 3 percussion, accordion, bassoon, guitar, marimba, 3 bowed strings, and sine-tones 24'
A Known Unknown (2016) percussion, grand piano, electronics 60'
Pitch Gradient with Noise in F# (2016) 2 percussion, 2 grand pianos, 2 guitar, 4 bowed strings 22'30"
Chimes Nine Times (2016) 7 electric guitars, 7 violas, sine-tones, clock 54'23"
A Line & Chevron (with dots) (2016) alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and grand piano 12'<
A Line & Chevron (2016) Bb clarinet, viola, electric bass guitar, and electric guitar 12'<
Taking the Tiger by the Tail (2016) string dectet, two percussionists, three technicians, electronics 56'
The Neutral Mask (2016) string quartet ca. 15'
Fathom Peaks Unseen (2016) string quintet and two percussionists ca. 10'
Elegant Music (2015)
from the album Elegant Music
viola, percussion, koto, reytuki, noh-kan, electronics 30'
Dots and Lines (2015) 15 performers of indeterminate instrumentation 10'
Many Possibilities (2015) 7 performers of indeterminate instrumentation 8'30"
Horn No. 1 (2015) air horn, electric guitar, contrabass, percussion, electronics 4'15"
There Is A Darkness (2014) 4 bass trombones, 12 percussionists, 4 airhorns 45"
Pianodrone #4 for 6 bows (2014) grand piano, viola, cello 7'
Rolling Thundara (2014)
from the album Audition
10 violas and viola solo 6'26"
Rolling Thundara (2014) string trio and electronics 6'26"
Erupting (2014)
from the album Audition
10 violas 1'42"
Erupting (2014)
string trio and electronics 1'42"
Darkened Bar (2014)
from the album Audition
6 violas and electronics 2'43"
Darkened Bar (2014)
string trio and electronics 2'43"
Swell Drifts and Disintegrations (2014)
from the album Audition
8 violas, electronics, field recording 8'37"
Swell Drifts and Disintegrations (2014)
string trio and electronics 8'37"
Yellows (2014)
from the album Audition
6 violas and electronics 18'04"

STRING ORCHESTRA

A Distant Continuum Towards (2016)
from the album Stressings
40 violas of 8 viola quintets 10'10"
Annealing (2016) string orchestra of 8 quintets 10'10"
I'm Not A Horse Person Dog (2016)
from the album Stressings
68 violas 20'
Accretion (2016)
string orchestra of 68 violas 20'
No Going Back Before Present (2016)
from the album Stressings
22 violas 10'
Anthropocene (2016) string orchestra 10'
Vibiana (2016)
from the album Stressings
concerto grosso for 8 viola quintets and solo viola 10'10"
Absence (2016) concerto grosso for a string orchestra of 8 quintets and solo viola 10'10"

DANCE

Tuning
Rimsky
Glitter
Memoryhouse
Under the Curtain
Lights Out Suicide
Bull Fight
James Brown Suicide
Bolero
string quartet and percussion
string quartet and percussion
string quartet and percussion
string quartet, percussion, electronics
violin and viola
string quartet and percussion
string quartet, percussion, electronics
percussion
string quartet and percussion
1'02"
2'38"
1'52"
8'10"
2'14"
4'24"
6'48"
2'24"
8'26"
from the performance Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth (2014)

PUBLICATIONS

EXP3 (2016)
a book of poetry and thought, in collaboration with Tom Blood
reader's chorus
Cross Sections (2015)
a collection of 20 text scores in English
various
Querschnitte (2015)
a collection of 20 text scores in German
various
Cross Sections/Querschnitte (2015)
a collection of 20 text scores in English+German
various

FILM

No Going Back Before Present (2016) film 52'

EXTERNAL LINKS

The Business of Composing for Strings - a comprehensive list of recent projects
Bandcamp - the best place to purchase my music
SoundCloud
YouTube
Twitter

INTERVIEWS & CV

Interview by Sean Ongley for Thru Magazine
August 26, 2014
Interview by Zack Wilks for Impose Magazine
August 14, 2014
Interview by Matthew Singler for Willamette Week
July 30th, 2014
CV - current as of July 2016

PUBLISHING INFORMATION

Editions Verde
Val Verde, California, USA
Marriage Records
Portland, Oregon, USA



For score rental, publishing, performing, and generally kind inquiries, please contact me at:
jordandykstra (at) gmail (dot) com
+1 five zero three 501 7805

This selected work list is current as of July 2016.

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That being said, © + ℗ Jordan Dykstra, 2015-16