Patrick Ellis

Compositions

Orchestral

Components ()

Symphony Orchestra - First performance: 5th Oct. 2018, Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag, NL (Residentie Orkest, conducted by Otto Tausk), c. 5′

Transept Crossing ()

Chamber Orchestra (open score) - First performance: 24th Mar. 2015, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Starbursts Ensemble, conducted by Margarita Mikhailova), c. 10′

Ensemble

Here, Here / There, There ()

New work for 315 Ensemble - featuring Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Electric Guitar, Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Fixed Electronics, further information to follow...

Within an Orbit ()

Vibraphone, Harp, Piano, Classical Guitar, Harpsichord, Accordion and Celesta - First performance: 24th April 2021 at Studio Loos, The Hague, The Netherlands (Spaceship Ensemble, conducted by Hardy Li), c. 9'

Seufzer ()

Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Viola and Violoncello - First performance: 4th Apr. 2019, Korzo Theater, The Hague, NL (New European Ensemble), c. 4′

Ruin ()

2 Flutes, Clarinet in Bb, 2 Soprano Saxophones in Bb, Horn in F, Trumpet in C, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, 2 Soprano Voices, Mezzo-Soprano Voice, Vibraphone and Keyboard - First performance: 1st Mar. 2019, Theater Zaal, Podium Gigant, Apeldoorn, NL (Orkest de Ereprijs, Ana Maria Lopes, Carolina Luís, Francisca Branco, conducted by Rob Vermeulen), c. 3′

Unbranded Ensemble Piece ()

Flute, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Electric Guitar, Violin, Violoncello and Tape (MIDI Marimba) - First performance: 25th March 2017, Centrala Space, Birmingham, UK (315 Ensemble, directed by Chris Cresswell), c. 3′

Unnamed Ensemble Piece ()

Flute, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Soprano Saxophone in Bb, Marimba, Glockenspiel and Cello - First performance: 18th November 2016, CBSO Centre, Birmingham, UK (Thallein Ensemble, conducted by Richard Baker), c. 5′

Untitled Ensemble Piece ()

Descant Recorder, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Trombone, Vibraphone, Piano, Electric Guitar, Violin, Double Bass - First performance: 15th March 2016, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Decibel, conducted by Daniele Rossina), c. 4′

Occupational Therapy ()

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble - First performance: 9th March 2016, Arena Foyer, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Birmingham Conservatoire Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Seán Clancy), c. 2′

Chamber

Between Two Trios ()

New Work in Progress for Live and Pre-Recorded String Trio to be performed by Kirkos Ensemble on the 4th September 2022 in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, IE - further information coming soon...

Fractured Motion ()

Saxophone Quartet, Fixed Surround Electronics, and Visual Projections. First Performance: 3rd of May 2022, as part of De Link and AMPA's Young Artist in Residence concert, Het Cenakel, Tilburg, NL (Tantrum Saxophone Quartet) c. 14'

Objects and Portrait Projections ()

3 Sets of 5 Plastic Bottles (pitched C4 to E4), 3 Plastic Canisters, 3 Sets of Plant Pots, Pre-Recorded Electric Guitar, MIDI Piano, MIDI Bass Drum, and Visual Projections - First performance (online): 9th June 2021 for the 60th Edition of Festival Dag in de Branding, in Paard, The Hague, NL (Xtro Percussion) c. 8'

Around the Clocks ()

An outdoor piece where the instrumentalists travel around different public clocks in Dublin. Instrumentation: Flute, Horn in F, Violin, Viola and Violoncello - First performances in September and October 2020, various locations, Dublin, Ireland (Kirkos Ensemble), c. 1 hour

Inter ()

Violin, Violoncello, Double Bass and Electric Guitar - First performance (online) 24th April 2020, as part of NUCLI-I Production's “​Please, Sink HMS (Her Majesty's service)” in Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL (Hodiernal Quartet) c. 5′

Unfolding Chamber Piece ()

Baritone Saxophone in Bb, Vibraphone, Piano, Electric Guitar and Violin - First performance: 9th April 2018, Korzo Theater, The Hague, NL (Kluster 5), c. 6′

Wnd Qntt ()

Wind Quintet - First performance: 25th March 2017, 6/8 Kafé, Birmingham, UK (Lumos Quintet), c. 5′

For Violin, Viola, Double Bass and Harp ()

Violin, Viola, Double Bass and Harp - First performance: 23rd February 2017, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK (Katarzyna Deja, Gigi Magnozzi, Claudio Lisci and Tsvetelina Likova), c. 14′

PJ ()

4 Hand Piano Duo - First performance: 8th August 2016, Doncaster College of Arts, Doncaster, UK (Anthony Gray and Morgan Hayes), c. 1′

The Other One ()

Piano Trio - First performance: 23rd October 2015, Town Hall, Stratford Upon Avon, UK (The Fidelio Trio), c. 4′

The Other Two ()

Piano Trio - Workshopped: May 2015, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (The Schubert Ensemble), c. 3′

46 ()

Recorder Sextet - First performance: 12th March 2015, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Birmingham Conservatoire Recorder Department, conducted by Dani Blanco Albert), c. 9′

20 Years and 81 Days ()

Electric Guitar Quartet and Tape (MIDI Glockenspiel) - First performance: 14th April 2015, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Ensemble KROCK), c. 7′

Interlude for Elstead Bridge ()

Classical Guitar Duo - First performance: 14th December 2014, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Shannon Simon and Martin Johansson), c. 2′

Three Shades of Blue ()

Piano and Vibraphone Duo - Workshopped: June 2014, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Fumiko Miyachi and George Kirkham), c. 4′

String Quartet ()

String Quartet - First performance: 29th April 2014, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Le Page Quartet), c. 6′

Revolve ()

Piano Trio - Workshopped: April 2014, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (The Schubert Ensemble), c. 3′

Saxophone Quartet ()

Saxophone Quartet - First performance: 25th March 2014, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Mirage Saxophone Quartet), c. 7′

Solo

Combinations, Phrases ()

Solo Viola - Unperformed, featured on violist Laura Sinnerton's 2021 debut album, 'Inner Voices', c. 8'

Shrouded: Together and Against ()

Solo Piano - Recorded on 6th July 2020, Victoria Wood Hall, Hallé St. Peter's, Manchester, UK (Benjamin Powell), c. 5'

Modification, Deviation ()

Solo Violin - First performance: 3rd November 2019, Omnibus Theatre, London, UK (Fenella Humphreys), c. 12 seconds

Three Mostly Bowed Strings ()

Solo Bowed Krontjong Cello - First performance: 3rd June 2019, Korzo Theater, The Hague, NL (Alfian Emir Adytia), c. 6′

Detunes, Drones ()

Solo Electric Guitar and Tape - First performance: 19th March 2019, Areté Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US (Chris Cresswell), c. 8′

Breath, Patterns, Bends ()

Solo Flute, written as part of Kathryn Williams’ Coming Up For Air Project - First performance: 6th July 2018, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway (Kathryn Williams), c. 30 seconds

Trumpet, Alone ()

Solo Trumpet - First performance: 27th June 2018, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Dani Blanco Albert), c. 2′

Piano, Alone ()

Solo Piano - First performance: 31st January 2017, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Fumiko Miyachi), c. 15′

Two Pieces for Cello ()

Solo Cello - First performance: 3rd June 2016, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Aaron Billson), c. 8′

Nanoture ()

Solo Harp - Recorded online via Facebook and Instagram on the 29th February 2016, as part of the 15 Second Harp Project (Olivia Jaguars), c. 15 seconds

CoolCan ()

Solo Piano - First performance: 5th June 2017, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Nat King), c. 7′

Olly ()

Solo Classical Guitar - First performance: 10th March 2016, 6/8 Kafé, Birmingham, UK (Shannon Simon), c. 3′

Father’s ()

Solo Toy Piano - First performance: 27th March 2015, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Xenia Pestova), c. 2′

For Drum Kit ()

Solo Drum Kit - Recorded: October 2014, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Charlie Johnson), c. 4′

Decisions and Indecisions ()

Solo Flute - Workshopped: December 2013, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Rowland Sutherland), c. 6′

Two Sides ()

Solo Clarinet in Bb - First performance: 4th June 2014, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Pasquale Pecora), c. 4′

New Work for Saxphone, Electronics and Visuals ()

Information coming soon...

Vocal

Era ()

Mezzo-Soprano Voice, MIDI Harpsichord, MIDI Chamber Organ and MIDI Celesta - Recorded: 11th May 2017, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Georgia Denham), c. 16′

No Words ()

Mezzo-Soprano Voice, Descant Recorder and Double Bass - First performance: 25th February 2016, St John’s & St Peter’s Church, Birmingham, UK (Ania Szypula, Kate Allsop and Claudio Lisci), c. 4′

You’re a Real Boy ()

Soprano Voice and Violin - First performance: 25th March 2015, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK (Chloe Salvidge and Ruta Labutye), c. 2′

Things are not the Same ()

Baritone Voice and Saxophone Quartet - First performance: 11th November 2014, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (David Phillips and Mirage Saxophone Quartet), c. 7′

Electronic

Recurring, Morphing: The Beach Boys Harmonies ()

A short four-movement electronic work that uses found material from the isolated vocal tracks of The Beach Boys' 1963 song, 'Surfer Girl'. Over the course of the four parts, the used motif is gradually manipulated more and more. Featured on the 2021 compilation, 'Pirates in Isolation II' c. 1'

Other

Drop the Lid, Wind the Box ()

2 Music Boxes, (David Nunn), 1'

Hum and Silent Card Game ()

A musical card game for non-musicians. It requires the players to hum or be silent depending on their hand of cards, published in Maya Felixbrodt’s Synzine #9 on the 7th September 2018

Gift Piece #14 ()

Presented to composer and accordionist, Paul Zaba. The piece instructed Paul to make a mash-up arrangement using the music of Elastica’s song, ‘Connection’ with the lyrics of any Joanna Newsom song - First performance: 12th June 2018, Prince of Peckham, London, UK (Paul Zaba)

Riaan’s Return ()

3 chords, instructs the performers to devise a piece using the three chords - First performance: 31st March 2017, Parkside Building, Birmingham, UK (Birmingham Conservatoire Creative Ensemble)

A and E ()

3 crotchets of a chord made up of the notes A and E for a choir. The first crotchet has the choir say ‘A’, the second ‘and’, third ‘E’. The dynamic level and the tempo marking are to be determined by the choir and director - Workshopped: 17th March 2016 (Via Nova Choir and Percy Pursglove)

(C me) Later ()

Origami sized paper, pink with text in white - First performance: 7th March 2016, Quarter Horse Coffee Shop, Birmingham, UK (Rupture)

For Mary, Martin and Mike ()

For Saxophone and Piano - First performance: 28th November 2015, KLPac (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sayyid Shafiee and Fairuz Zamani)

Chords for Friends ()

3 chords and a bar of rest, built from a system that used the names and ages of the other members of the improvisation group Birthday Present - First performance: 18th September 2015, Camara Municipal, Porto, Portugal (Birthday Present)

The Gates of Westbrook House ()

One page score, modelled after an electronic gate code - First performance: 9th January 2016, the Old Library, the Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK (Kinga Was)

Riaan’s Rant ()

Score in different movements, devised by an ensemble with electronics of found material - First performance: 15th March 2016, Arena Foyer, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Birmingham Conservatoire Creative Ensemble)

Riaan’s Rag ()

Two separate pieces with chords indicated, rhythm determined by the performers - First performance: 18th March 2015, The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham, UK (Birmingham Conservatoire Creative Ensemble)

Scatter ‘X’ ()

A one-page score, with tables indicating different parts, time frames, chords and performance expressions - First performance: 2nd April 2014, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (Noszferatu) 5′

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