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Discography

Publications

External Links

Sundries (List of Works, Performance List, Interviews, Résumé, C.V., & Biograph)

Publishing Information

RECENT WORK

TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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Memory Flex (2020) 2 keyboards, crotales/drum set 4'42"
Dirty Machines - "The End of History" (2020) composer, viola, mixing, recording engineer 13'34"
Into the Silver Ether (2020) composer, music editor, recording engineer, church organ, percussion, electronics 6'02"
Prism of Eternal Now (2019) open ensemble of 2-6 players 20'
Pitch Gradient with Noise #6 (in Bb) (2019) harp, flute, oboe, 2 vibraphones, accordion, 2 violas, cello, 2 double basses, and electronics 21'
The Arrow of Time (2019) grand piano, hand-crank siren, fixed electronic playback 22'30"
32 Middle Tones (solo) (2019) soloist with electronic playback 21'
32 Middle Tones (2019) string trio and 2 percussion 21'
Push and Believe (2019) voice, playback, live and pre-recorded electronics, objects 30'
Natural Whine Incident (2019) voice, playback, 5 types of chardonnay 60'
Go Further (2019) keyboard with heavy effects, car horn 12'
A Zone of Twilight (2019) bass flute, alto saxophone, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass 12'
Blow the Man Down (2019) composer, arranger, music editor, recording engineer, prepared piano, percussion, electronics, viola 90'00"
Hail Satan? (2019) featured composer, arranger, music editor, recording engineer, viola 95'

ABSTRACTS

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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Well Intended (2016)
from the album sundries
open open
Inner Sound (2016)
from the album Is Land a Voice
open open
A Line & Chevron (2016) open open
Found Clouds (2016)
from the album Found Clouds
open open

SOLOS

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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The Arrow of Time (2019) grand piano, hand-crank siren, fixed electronic playback 22'30"
32 Middle Tones (solo) (2019) soloist with electronic playback 21'
Push and Believe (2019) voice, playback, live and pre-recorded electronics, objects 30'
Natural Whine Incident (2019) voice, playback, 5 types of chardonnay 60'
Go Further (2019) keyboard with heavy effects, car horn 12'
The Octavation (2018) voice, percussion, objects, electronics 30'
9 Found Clouds (9x1) (2017) struck and bowed vibraphone 6'30"
Within, Outside, and Beside Itself: The Architecture of the CFA (2017) amplified voice with electronics, stone with harmonizer 17'
Beyond Form (2017) 1 performer: viola, piano, harmonica, pitch pipe, percussion, and electronics 180'
The Indifference Tone: A ritual for intoning and untoning (2017) amplified voice with electronics, adjustable pedestal, MIDI-controlled organ, fixed media playback 12'
Four Found Clouds (2016)
from the album Found Clouds
pedal harp with EBow 20'
Well Intended (2016) metal and pitch intender open
Seven Found Clouds (2016)
from the album Found Clouds
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

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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Memory Flex (2020) 2 keyboards, crotales/drum set 4'42"
Invisible Ink (2018) viola, reed organ, synthesized bass pedals, percussion 10'
Ghosting No. 1 (2017) viola, vibraphone ~7'
Two Lines & One Chevron (2017) 2 pitch pipes and amplified sine-tones 20'
Orbits (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

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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Prism of Eternal Now (2019) open ensemble of 2-6 players 20'
Pitch Gradient with Noise #6 (in Bb) (2019) harp, flute, oboe, 2 vibraphones, accordion, 2 violas, cello, 2 double basses, and electronics 21'
32 Middle Tones (2019) string trio and 2 percussion 21'
A Zone of Twilight (2019) bass flute, alto saxophone, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass 12'
The Toy Universe (2018) electric guitar, vibraphone, violin, cello, 4 percussion, live-mixing of pre-recorded and live-producing electronic noise sources 61'
Pitch Gradient with Noise #5 (in A) - 4 hour version (2018) An ensemble of sustaining instruments 240'
In the Snow (2018) string trio 20'
Lead by Reinforcement (2017) open-instrumentation open
The Universe Was Orange (2017) static stone noise and deviation open
Ghosting (full score) (2017) for a variety of ensembles ~7'
Ghosting No. 2 (2017) 2 violas, reed organ ~7'
Ghosting No. 3 (2017) 2 violas, vibraphone & pedal synthesizer (1 player), reed organ ~7'
Pitch Gradient with Noise #4 (in D♮) (2017) 2 brass, 2 percussion, 10 bowed string instruments, and sine-tones 30'
Sounds as Brilliant (2017) for an ensemble 46'30"
Pitch Gradient with Noise #2 (in G#) (2017) clarinet, percussion, grand piano, 3 bowed string instruments, and sine-tones 11'
The Psychological Future (2017)
from the album The Psychological Future
an ensemble of gamelan and strings 23'50"
Four Horns (2016) 4 air-horns in 2 duets 1'
Three Lines & One Chevron (Another Algorithm for Unification) (2016) 4 sustaining instruments capable of glissando open
A Line & Chevron (for Agnes Martin) (2016) cello, sine-tone, accordion, melodica ~20'
Pitch Gradient with Noise #3 (in A#) (2016) 3 percussion, accordion, bassoon, guitar, marimba, 3 bowed strings, and sine-tones 24'
A Known Unknown (2016)
from the 2018 album A Known Unknown
percussion, grand piano, electronics 60'
Pitch Gradient with Noise #1 (in F#) (2016) 2 percussion, 2 grand pianos, 2 guitar, 4 bowed strings 22'30"
Chimes Nine Times (2016)
from the album Chimes Nine Times
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

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
A/V
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"

FILM MUSIC

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
A/V
Dirty Machines - "The End of History" (2020) composer, viola, mixing, recording engineer 13'34"
Into the Silver Ether (2020) composer, music editor, recording engineer, church organ, percussion, electronics 6'02"
Blow the Man Down (2019) composer, arranger, music editor, recording engineer, prepared piano, percussion, electronics, viola 90'00"
Magic Hour (2019) composer, performer, music editor, recording engineer, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, electronics, viola 24'57"
Hail Satan? (2019) featured composer, arranger, music editor, recording engineer, viola 95'
"FRONTLINE" Documenting Hate: New American Nazis (2018) music consultant, music editor, recording engineer 54'18"
"FRONTLINE" Documenting Hate: Charlottesville (2018) music consultant, music editor, recording engineer 55'02"
It Comes At Night (2017) assistant composer, viola, string arranger, recording engineer, etc. 91'
Still Life With Water (2017) filmmaker, director, editor, sound engineer 24'
No Going Back Before Present (2016) filmmaker, director, editor, composer, viola 52'
Restless (2011) composer, mellotron 91'

LECTURE-PERFORMANCE

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
A/V
Push and Believe (2019) voice, playback, live and pre-recorded electronics, objects 30'
Natural Whine Incident (2019) voice, playback, 5 types of chardonnay 60'
The Octavation (2018) voice, percussion, objects, electronics 30'
Within, Outside, and Beside Itself: The Architecture of the CFA (2017) amplified voice with electronics, stone with harmonizer 17'
The Indifference Tone: A ritual for intoning and untoning (2017) amplified voice with electronics, adjustable pedestal, MIDI-controlled organ, fixed media playback 12'

INSTALLATION

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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Within, Outside, and Beside Itself: The Architecture of the CFA (NSEME installation edition) (2018) fixed-media video and stereo audio installation 20'
Guitar Center (2016) fixed-media audio installation 180'
Clangs for the Speaking Body (2015) interactive installation variable

DANCE & THEATER

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
DURATA
SCORE
LINK
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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 and album Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth (2014)
Antigone (2018)
Live-score for the Bertolt Brecht production of Sophocles' Greek tragedy
composer/sound designer/performer: viola, percussion and objects, playback 90'

DISCOGRAPHY

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TITLE — TYPE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
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Magic Hour OST — digital EP (2020)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra, Vinny Golia, Michael Pestel, and Brian McOmber.
viola, synthesizer, pianotable, electronic programming, percussion
Hail Satan? OST — digital (2019)
Performed by Angel Deradoorian, Ben Russell, Brian McOmber, C.J. Camerieri, Charlie Looker, Hideaki Aomori, James Falzone, Jordan Dykstra, and Paul Wiancko.
voice, violin, percussion, synthesizer, trumpet, french horn, flugelhorn, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, organ, and cello
A Known Unknown — CD/digital (2018)
Performed by Teodora Stepançič, Martin Lorenz, and Assaf Gidron.
piano, percussion, electronics, objects
Found Clouds — CD/digital (2018)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra, Marilu Donovan, and J.P.A. Falzone.
vibraphone, harp, organ, piano
It Comes At Night — LP/CD/digital (2017)
Performed by Paul Wiancko, Ben Russell, Jordan Dykstra, Tomek Arnold, Michael Pestel, Robert Lowe, Angel Deradoorian, Daniel Schlett, Kyp Malone, Liam O'Neil, Steve Flato, Ayane Kozasa, and Brian McOmber.
violin, viola, cello, percussion, synthesizer, pianotable, guitar, and electronics
Is Land a Voice — CD/digital (2017)
Performed by Sofia Canales, Joshua Carro, Jordan Dykstra, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Yannis Kotsonis, Vasilis Koutsogiannis, Eva Matsigkou, Anastasia Peki, Danae Stefanou, & Marta Tiesenga.
field recordings enhanced with air-horns and instruments
The Psychological Future — digital (2017)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra, Matt Wellins, Anthony Deal, and Dave Scanlon.
gamelan, strings, percussion, and electronics
Chimes Nine Times — digital EP (2016)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
guitar, viola, and electronics
Stressings — CD/digital (2016)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
many, many violas
Elegant Music — digital EP (2015)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra and Kozue Matsumoto.
viola, alu bell, suspended cymbal, koto, noh-kan, ryūteki
Three Horns — digital EP (2015)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
3 air-horns and electronics
Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light But Never Warmth — digital (2015)
Performed by Mary Sutton, Jordan Dykstra, Brendan Rawlins, Rob Busey, and Patrik Csak.
violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, and electronics
Audition — LP/digital (2014)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
violin, viola and electronics
Phonography — digital (2014)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
field recordings
TSS REMIXES — digital EP (2013)
Performed by What's Up?, Pregnant, Rob Walmart, Hexlove, Megazord, and Jordan Dykstra.
viola, voice, percussion, electronics
Pianodrones — digital EP (2012)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
grand piano
A Quiet Night — digital EP (2011)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra.
viola and electronics
Takes Swift Strides — digital EP (2009)
Performed by Jordan Dykstra and Lucy Greene.
viola, voice, percussion, electronics

PUBLICATIONS

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TITLE (YEAR) INSTRUMENTATION
LINK
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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

EXTERNAL LINKS

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2019 Film Music Reel
The Business of Composing for Strings — a comprehensive list of recent projects
Bandcamp
SoundCloud
Discogs
Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
YouTube
Twitter

SUNDRIES (LIST OF WORKS, PERFORMANCE LIST, INTERVIEWS, RÉSUMÉ, C. V., & BIOGRAPH)

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List of Works (with performances) (current as of December 2019)
Performance List (selected) from 2007 - 2019 (current as of December 2019)
Interview by Mason Dockter for the Sioux City Journal (June 24, 2017)
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)
Résumé (current as of December 2019)
Curriculum vitæ (current as of December 2019)
Biograph One-sheet (current as of June 2020)

PUBLISHING INFORMATION

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Basilitia Bonita Publishing (BMI)
New York, NY, USA
Editions Verde
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Marriage Records
Los Angeles, California, USA



For score rental, publishing, performing, and generally kind inquiries, please contact me at:
jordandykstra (at) gmail (dot) com

This selected work list is current as of June 2020.

All material on this page is made publically available under a creative commons non-commercial license: unrestricted download, copying, redistribution is permitted by the author for non-commercial artistic and educational purposes. Commercial use without explicit permission of the author is not permitted. Rights to these scores are not administered by a third-party collecting agency, and the author advises performers of his work not to pay any such fees.

That being said, © + ℗ Jordan Dykstra, 2007 - 2020