Warwick Blair

Composer

Works List

2019
Ancestors (10’) video, adult speaker, taonga puoro, ‘found’ instruments (musical and non-musical), elec
Submerged Night (8′) sop, str orch, elec
The Children Have No Bodies (10’) child speaker, taonga puoro, ‘found’ instruments (musical and non-musical), elec
She (10′) vn, orch, elec
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story (10’) sop, bass, any number of performers, elec
Death (11′) elec
Joy (tūī) [in memoriam my mother, Joy Blair] (12′) elec
Protest (4′) pūrerehua, elec

2018
Whakaahua (Transformation) (10’) optional sop, orch, elec
Whanau (Family) (19’) any number of performers, elec
Āngi (Air) (18’) any number of performers, elec
Pūrerehua (Moth) (16’) any number of performers, elec

2017
Lull (8′) cello, pno, elec
School of Velocity [dedicated to John Rimmer] (8′) pno, elec
Piano Traders (varies) any no. of pianos
Visible Invisible primary (varies) performers, DJ
Visible Invisible book 1 (91′) 2 keyboards, perc, elec, DJ
Visible Invisible book 2 (146′) voice, DJ

2016
Multitrack (5′) [Warwick Blair & Rupert Carey] 10 turntables
Feet of Clay [Kingston University] 3 group pieces

2015
Melusine (28′) sop, orch, elec
Harp from Accordion (Edmund Spacek remix 1) (2′) elec
Harp from Accordion (Edmund Spacek remix 2) (4′) elec

2014
Etuden (21′) [dedicated to Gilius van Bergeijk] sop, pno, elec

2013
Lieder (smooth version) (41′) baritone, pno, elec
Lieder (rough version) (25′) elec
Electric (aka State of Being) (88′) solo voice (S, Mezzo, 2 Baritone), wind (picc/fl/ten sax/bar sax), fret (kalimba/oud/mand/acgt/elgt), kyb (org/bskyb/elecpno/hpschrd), perc, elec

2009
Stars (24 hours) female voice, elec

2006
Accordion (51′) female voice, male voice, tru, marimba, 3 perc, harp, elecgt, pno, bskyb or bsgt, elec

2003
Improvised Performance Warwick Blair & Stephen Small

1998
Electric Karen Walker fashion show (07′) elec

1996
Begin mini album by glory box [Warwick Blair & Sara Parry] elec

1990
Call (04′) orch (2+1 2 2 2+1/4 2 3 1/timp 2 perc/str)
Group Piece Rangitoto College any no.

1989
Pinapi e Meangiti: The Good Seeds Are So Small (22′) orch (2 0 2 0 1 sax/0 1 2 0/2 perc bsgt SSAATB soloists 2 kyb/str 4tet) text Cook Is.

1987
Encore fl, cl, vn, pno
Etude in 2 movs (07′) orch (2+2 2 2 2/2 1 1 1 btro or tub/perc pno/str)
Finale (07′) pno, elec
Out Loud SAT soloists & SSAATTBB choir
Distanced (15′) elec
UPIC (02′) elec

1986
Opening/Closing 3 tro, tub
Quiet Piece (02′) perc
Peace (varies) any no.
Without (17′) str. orch text Spencer
6 Little Piano Pieces Op. 19 by Schoenberg (07′) orch (2+1 2 2+1 2/2 1 3 0/2 perc harp/str)
Lie With Me (09′) S solo & optional glock text Beer
3 Variations on Ross Careys Piece for Piano Solo (04′) elec
Big Jesus Trash Can (03′) elec
Across (12′) elec

1985
Group Piece 1985 Cambridge any no.
Euphoria (10′) 5 perc
We Are Us school Piece (03′) S solo, SAATTBB choir text Haiku
A Corruption of Innocence (13′) cl, elec sounds text Thomas
Ambience (varies) any no.
Natyam (17′) T solo, fl, cello, pno, perc text Sanskrit
Evening (06′) A solo, fl, pno, db, 2 perc text Staff
Rain for film (05′) elec
Variations on Freds Tune from Bachs Musical Offering (10′) elec
Dream State (15′) elec

1984
Epitaph for 1984″ 4 vocal groups text Orwell
Group Piece Cambridge
What Is Cambridge All About? (varies) 6 perf
Rising/Falling (varies) 2 tru, 2 tro, 2 perc
Symphony 1″ (08′) vn, va, pno
Symphony 2″ (06′) A solo, cello text Sanskrit
Contrast of Metre ob, cl
Motor Rhythm xylo, 2 pno
Plainsong and Isorhythm vn, tru, pno
3 Short Pieces pno
Fanfare 2 tru
Melody fl
Continue pno
Piece vn
We (03′) amplified voice & cymbal, elgt
-phony orch (4+1 3 4+1 3+1/4 3 3 1/4 perc/str 10 10 8 8 6)
Mozart Is Dead (varies) any no.
Poem (03′) B solo & tamtam, 4 perc, 1 db text Sanskrit
The Party Is (02′) elec
Vox (04′) elec

1983
3 Variations fl, pno
Rain Chant (04′) SSAATTBB choir
Work For Douglas (11′) 2 vn, pno
M.A. fl

1982
Tunnel Beach A solo, ob, tro, vn, 1 perc, choir, 1 kyb, str, elec text Baxter
Phylo/sophic Statement (varies) any no.
Te Awamutu Primary School Song voice, pno
Their Freckles Tell Us Stories ob, elec text Cruz

1981
The Sea A solo, pno text Dallas
Nativity espressivo (02′) A solo, SATB choir text Sasson

1980
Spring Haze an Air in 2 movs (07′) pno
Prelude pno

1979
Satirical Games a March vn, pno
The Sea S solo, pno text Dallas