Ensemble Works

Angela Nova (1999/2000)

for soprano and ensemble [25′]

guit. harp. piano. 4 vl

First performance: April 2000, Stuttgart (recording of SWR broadcasting chanel). Monika Meier-Schmid (soprano) – Ensemble SurPlus – James Avery (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8629

CD: NEOS 11211-12

Astronomica (2019)

for 4 voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and 4 players [21′]

text: Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Dante Alighieri. The text is, with the exception of the Dante quotation, expected to be translated into the language of the country in which Astronomica is performed.

Commissioned by KlangForum Heidelberg

flute (picc, alto fl, bass fl), clarinet Eb clar, bass clar, db clar), percussion (crot, ‘legni’ [7 mixed wooden instruments in ascending order such as wood slash dr, temple bl, wood bl, mokusho], whip, bass dr, susp.cym, medium tam-t, friction stick on [neutral] wood), violoncello

First performance: 22 February 2020, Heidelberg. KlangForum Heidelberg: SCHOLA HEIDELBERG and ensemble aistesis – Walter Nußbaum (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8803

Hommage à Thomas Pynchon (2003-05)

Music installation for ensemble, violoncello and live electronics [Duration: unlimited]

Commissioned by MärzMusik

4 picc.0.2 bass cl.0 – 0.0.3.0 – 2 perc (bass dr, cym, 2 Tibetian cym, large tam-t,

flat Chinese tam-t, bottles, bronze foil, 5 variable metal objects). 2 pianos

First performance: 6 March 2005, Berlin. Frank Cox (violoncello) – Ensemble SurPlus – James Avery (conductor) – Experimental Studio of the SWR Heinrich Strobel Foundation – Joachim Haas (music informatics and sound direction) – Michael Acker, André Richard and Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (sound direction)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8659

Hommage au hautbois (2013)

A musical ostracism

for oboe obbligato and ensemble [16′]

Commissioned by Ensemble Elision · Supported by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

0.0.2(2 bass clar).0 – 0.1.1.0 – perc (crot, finger cym, Tibetan cym, tam-t, bronce foil). el.guit

First performance: 9 September 2016, Melbourne. Peter Veale (oboe) – Ensemble Elision – Eugene Ughetti (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8746

CD: NEOS 11813

Hommage à Wolfram Schurig (2009-10)

for 2-6 players (saxophone [soprano/tenor], percussion and string quartet)

Commissioned by United Instruments of Lucilin

version 1: for saxophone (voce principale) and percussion [12′]

version 2: for saxophone, percussion and string quartet [12′]

version 3: for saxophone and percussion (voce principale) [12′]

version 4: integrale version including versions 1-3 [36′]

First performance: 28 January 2011, Luxembourg. United Instruments of Lucilin

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8666

»il faut continuer«. Requiem for Samuel Beckett (1989/90)

for chamber ensemble [11′]

1(picc, alto fl).1(cor anglais).1(Eb clar, bass clar). 0 – 0.0.0.0 – perc (4 tgl, crot, glsp, vibr, marimba). vl. va. vc. db

First performance: 3 May 1991. Junges Philharmonisches Orchester – Manfred Schreier (conductor)

© Bärenreiter, Kassel · score: ba 7381

CD: WER 6547 2

Kammerkonzert (1995/96)

for piano and ensemble [15′]

alto fl (bass fl).oboe d’amore (cor anglais).bassethorn (bass cl).0 – 0.0.0.0 – va. vc. db

First performance: 16 November 1997, Bludenz. Eun Ju Kim (piano) – Ensemble SurPlus – James Avery (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8607

CD: WER 6547 2

Polyptychon. Hommage à George Steiner (2017)

for ensemble [14:30′]

Commissioned by Ensemble SurPlus · Supported by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

picc(alto fl).ob d’amore.1(bass clar).0 – 0.0.0.0 – piano. strings (1/0/1/1/0)

First performance: 3 April 2019, Freiburg. Ensemble SurPlus

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8849

Solitude-Sérénade (1997)

for piccolo oboe and ensemble [15′]

perc (crot, glsp, vibr). guit. harp. 2 va. db

First performance: 7 November 1998, Zurich. Ernest Rombout (piccolo oboe) – Ensemble Contrechamps – Emilio Pomàrico (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8610

CD: RCS 74321 73621 2 · NEOS 11211-12

The Tristero System (2001)

for ensemble [18′]

4 picc.0.2 bass cl.0 – 0.0.3.0 – 2 perc (bass dr, cym, 2 Tibetian cym, large tam-t,

flat Chinese tam-t, bottles, bronze foil, 5 variable metal objects). 2 pianos

First performance: 28 October 2007, Leuven. Ensemble SurPlus – James Avery (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8662

CD: NEOS 11036

Todesmusik (2001)

for ensemble [14′]

version 1: Todesmusik I

0.0.0.0 – 0.2.2.0 – perc (gong dr, bass dr). cimbalom

version 2: Todesmusik II

0.0.0.0 – 0.2.2.0 – 2 perc (gong dr, bass dr, metal plate). cimbalom

First performance: 27 August 2003, Salzburg. Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik – Johannes Kalitzke (conductor)

© Sikorski, Hamburg · score: sik 8640

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