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Jason Eckardt

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Jason Eckardt compositions

ORCHESTRAL

Reul na Coille (2002)

perc solo / 2 (picc) - 1 (E hn) - 3 (bs cl) - 1 (cbsn) / 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 / str
17 minutes
Commissioned by Evelyn Glennie
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CHAMBER

16 (2003)

Part II of Undersong

amplified flute and string trio
12 minutes
Commissioned by the Auros Group for New Music and the Brannen-Cooper Fund
First performance: 1 May 2004, Pickman Hall, Boston, MA: Auros Group for New Music 
Recording to be released 15 October by Claire Chase/ICE on New Focus

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After Serra (2000)

flute (bass flute), Bb clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, 'cello, piano
14.5 minutes
Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University
First performance: 5 April 2000, The Warehouse, London, England: Ensemble Expose / Roger Redgate

Recording by Ensemble 21 on
Mode 137
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Aperture (2007)

part III of Undersong

flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, piano 
9 minutes

Commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center
First performance: 29 July 2007, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA: New Fromm Players
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Flux (1994) 

alto flute, 'cello
6 minutes
First performance: 6 April 1995, Society of Composers National Conference, Iowa City, IA: Laura Konig, fl; Hsien-Liang Lien, vc
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A Fractured Silence (2004)

saxophone quartet
1 minute
Commissioned by The Prism Saxophone Quartet
First performance: 19 November 2004, Symphony Space, New York, NY: Prism Saxophone Quartet

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A Glimpse Retraced (1999)

piano solo, flute (piccolo), Bb clarinet, violin, 'cello
15 minutes
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall
First performance: 12 April 1999, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY: Marilyn Nonken / Ensemble 21
Recording by Marilyn Nonken and Ensemble 21 on
Mode 137
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A Harvest of Thorns (1995) 

two guitars
9 minutes
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Polarities (1998)

flute (piccolo, sleigh bells), Bb clarinet (Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, sandpaper blocks), violin, viola, 'cello, piano, percussion (1 player)
25 minutes
First performance: 22 February 1999, Miller Theatre, New York, NY: Ensemble 21 / Jeffrey Milarsky
Recording by Ensemble 21 on
Mode 137
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Rendition (2006)

bass clarinet, piano
7 minutes
Commissioned by the State University of New York, Buffalo for Jean Kopperud Program Note
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Tangled Loops (1996)

soprano saxophone, piano
8 minutes
Commissioned by Taimur Sullivan
First Performance: 19 October 1997, ThreeTwo Festival, New York, NY: Taimur Sullivan / Marilyn Nonken
Recording by Taimur Sullivan and Marilyn Nonken on
Mode 137
Recording by Nathan Nabb and Winston Choi on Amp 12

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Testing Against (2009)

flute (picc, a fl), clarinet (bs cl), piano, violin, viola, violoncello
12.5 minutes
Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University
First performance: 29 November 2009, Centro Candiani, Venice, Italy: Ensemble Alternance
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Tongues (2001)

soprano voice, flute (piccolo), Bb clarinet, guitar, viola, percussion (1 player)
28 minutes
Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation
First performance: 14 August 2001, Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia: Deborah Kayser / Ensemble Libra / Mark Knoop
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Trespass (2005)

pf solo / 1 (picc, a fl), 1 (E hn), 1 (bs cl), 1 (cbsn) / 1-0-0-0 / 1 pc, hp / 1-1-1-1-1
15 minutes
Commissioned by the Oberlin Conservatory
First performance: 21 April 2006, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH: Marilyn Nonken / Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble / Tim Weiss
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SOLO

A way [tracing] (2006)

part I of Undersong

violoncello solo
6 minutes
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Cuts (1996)

 

piano solo
4 minutes
First Performance: 31 March 1998, Miller Theatre, New York, NY: Stefan Litwin
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Echoes' White Veil (1996)

piano solo
11 minutes
Commissioned by Marilyn Nonken
First Performance: 21 November 1996, Sound Unbound Festival, Miller Theatre, New York, NY: Marilyn Nonken
Recording by Marilyn Nonken on
CRI 877
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Multiplicities (1993)

flute solo
5 minutes
First Performance: 19 April 1993, Miller Theatre, New York, NY: Patti Monson
Recording by Nancy Ruffer on
Metier MSV CD92063

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Paths of Resistance (1997)

guitar solo
7.5 minutes
Commissioned by Geoffrey Morris
First performance: 1 October 1998, Banquet Festival, Melbourne, Australia: Geoffrey Morris
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Still (2007)

baritone saxophone solo
12 minutes

Commissioned by the New York State Music Fund/Meet the Composer for Taimur Sullivan
First performance: 15 March 2008, Hallwells Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY: Taimur Sullivan

Sweet Creature (2006)

bodhran solo
3.5 minutes
Commissioned by the City University of New York for Michael Lipsey  
Recording by Michael Lipsey on Capstone CPS 8773
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Transience (1999)

marimba solo
8 minutes
Commissioned by Makoto Nakura
First performance: 4 November 1999, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan: Makoto Nakura
Recording by Makoto Nakura on Helicon/Kleos KL 5116
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VOCAL

Dithyramb (2001)

Part V of Tongues

soprano voice
5 minutes
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Equilibrium (2001)

Part III of Tongues

voice (any range), guitar
3 minutes
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Excelsior ab Intra (1994) 

soprano, two countertenors, baritone
7.5 minutes
Commissioned by the Centre de la Voix
First Performance: 10 September 1994, Voix Nouvelles Festival, Asneires-sur-Oise, France: Atelier Vocal

Mirror-glass skyscrapers (2004)

may be performed with Performance

mezzo-soprano voice, piano
3.5 minutes
Text: Les Murray
Commissioned by Mary Nessinger
First performance: 10 December 2004, Elebash Hall, New York, NY: Mary Nessinger / Marilyn Nonken
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Performance (2001)

may be performed with Mirror-glass skyscrapers

mezzo-soprano voice, piano
4 minutes
Text: Les Murray
Commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum
First performance: 2 June 2002, Guggenhem Musuem, New York, NY: Mary Nessinger / Marilyn Nonken
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The Distance (This)

part IV of Undersong

soprano / 1-1-1-1 /  0-0-0-0 / pf, pc (1 player)  / 1-1-1-1
30 minutes
Text: Laura Mullen 
Commissioned by Miller Theatre
First performance: 20 November 2008, Miller Theatre, New York, NY: Tony Arnold / Ensemble 21
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Tongues (2001)

soprano voice, flute (piccolo), Bb clarinet, guitar, viola, percussion (1 player)
28 minutes
Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation
First performance: 14 August 2001, Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia: Deborah Kayser / Ensemble Libra / Mark Knoop
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IN PREPARATION

New work 

string quartet
Commissioned by the JACK Quartet and Chamber Music America

New work on Schumann's "Sphinxes" from Carnaval

piano solo
Commissioned by Benjamin Binder

All compositions available from Carl Fischer Music, +212-777-0900.

Recordings:
http://www.ensemble21.com/eckardt/je.recordings.html