Peter V. Swendsen

 

 

 

 
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Several of the pieces listed below appear on my 2014 album from Oberlin Music: Allusions to Seasons and Weather, which you can find on Amazon, iTunes/Apple Music, or on YouTube via Naxos. You can also see more information here.

(click piece title for more information, where available)


  • What Noises Remain (2016) : evening-length piece for percussion, electroacoustic sound, text, and video
    (co-created with Jennifer Torrence) [preview video]

  • Still and Still Moving (2015) : fixed/live score for dance (for Amy Miller and Gibney Dance)
  • Fireflies in Winter (2015) : for bassoon, field recordings, and live electronics (for Dana Jessen)

  • From the dark... (2014) : stereophonic score for dance (for David Shimotakahara)

  • Six Ways Through a Glass of Absinthe (2013) : for double sextet and tape (for eighth blackbird and Oberlin CME)
  • Coalesce (2013) : stereophonic score for dance (for Amy Miller)
  • LUNA (2013) : stereophonic score for dance (for David Shimotakahara)
  • Migration Study (2013) : string trio, with optional live electronics (for Chartreuse)

  • Shaking Leaves (rev. 2012) : for percussion trio
  • Trust the Future as Little as Possible (2012) : stereophonic score for dance (for Amy Miller)
  • Into the Scrum (2012) : music & sound design for short film by Rian Brown (with David Bird, Katie Buono, Isaac Jones)
  • Sift (2012) : stereophonic score for dance (for Amy Miller; based on a poem by Jan Trumbauer)
  • Four Moments Near Water (2012) : for cello, tape, and live electronics (for Dylan Messina)
  • Flying Yankee (2012) : stereophonic score dance (for Carter McAdams)

  • Blue Desert (2011) : stereophonic score for video installation (with Rian Brown & Geoff Pingree)
  • Running to Earth (2011) : stereopohinc score for dance (for Amy Miller for Groundworks Dance Theater)
  • What does it feel like to kill someone? (2011) : evening-length score for dance (for the Mary Carbonara Dances)
  • Northern Circles (2011) : for bassoon, saxophone, live electronics, and video (for the EAR Duo)

  • Valence (2009) : live electronics for dance (for Amy Miller for Groundworks Dance Theater)
  • Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is (2009) : for percussion and live electronics (for Jennifer Torrence)
  • coldness & lightness (2009) : live electronics for dance (for Ashley Thorndike)

  • Before Frozen Fog (2008) : for tenor recorder and live electronics (for Terri Hron)
  • Bright Days of Little Sunlight (2008) : for chamber ensemble and stereophonic tape

  • Every Second (2007) : evening-length stereophonic score for dance (for Mary Carbonara Dances)

  • Tomorrow will be 5m 21s shorter (2006) : for stereophonic tape
  • Any Way the Wind (2006) : for tenor recorder and stereophonic tape
  • Interlude 1 (2006) : for extended piano and stereophonic tape
  • a sudden change in the consistency of snow (2006) : for alto sax, stereophonic tape, and video (for Michael Straus)
  • Oblique Concurrence (2006) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • kept moving (2006) : stereophonic tape for dance

  • The Beggar's Table (2005) : piano and stereophonic tape for dance (for Mary Carbonara Dances)
  • Winter Exhalations (2005) : for trombone and stereophonic tape
  • Shuttered (2005) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Piecework (2005) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Shaking Leaves (2005) : for percussion quartet

  • Field (2004) : stereophonic tape for video dance
  • Deflecting Faith (2004) : evening-length spatialized stereophonic score for dance (for Mary Carbonara Dances)
  • A Sort of Explanation (2004) : evening-length tape, saxophone, and video score for dance
  • Song for Circular Space (2004) : for octophonic tape (or stereo version)
  • Palimpsest (2004) : stereophonic tape and violin for dance
  • Slow Quieting on Loft Mountain (2004) : for string quartet

  • Room (2003) : stereophonic tape and interactive video for dance
  • Little Girl Lost (2003) : stereophonic tape, violin, and live processing for dance (for Mary Carbonara Dances)
  • rest full (2003) stereophonic tape and video for dance
  • 68 for Galleries (2003) : stereophonic tape for gallery installation
  • Preparations No. 3 (2003) : for amplified prepared piano and stereophonic tape
  • Bombs Provide the Only Light (2003) : for amplified prepared guitar, stereophonic tape, and television
  • Dancer in Red with Broken Table (2003) : interactive electronics for dancer with amplified broken table
  • Table for Two (2003) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Seventh Inning Stretch (2003) : stereophonic tape for dance

  • Watching You Watching Me (2002) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Maggie Scratch (2002) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Windmills (2002) : installation for interac
  • Waiting for Rain (2002) : for interactive video and sound
  • Picture Me Running (2002) : elephant bells, white noise, and Max/MSP for dance (for Mary Carbonara Dances)

  • systems = nothing (a dream in many parts) (2001) : evening-length performance (with Lisa Russo)
  • elimination/systems (2001) : interactive video with movement, text, and sound
  • perspective/systems (2001) : stereophonic tape for aerial dance
  • resistance/systems (2001) : stereophonic tape and interactive video for aerial dance
  • penumbra (2001) : for five performers and quadrophonic tape
  • Lament upon Waking (2001) : stereophonic tape (for Mary Carbonara Dances)
  • Impact of Buildings (2001) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Feeding the System (2001) : for six birdfeeders and their environment
  • Emergent Performance No.1 (2001) : for mixed ensemble and space of varying size
  • Contemporary Analogs (2001) : sound and light installation for Moog synthesizer and oscilliscope

  • trio 00.10 (2000) : improvisations for stereophonic tape
  • Duet (2000): for three channel video, four channel sound, and aerial dance
  • trio 00.1 (2000): video with stereophonic sound
  • Those Who Jump (2000): video, sound, and sculpture installation
  • Preservation No.1 (Olympic Dance) (2000): video and sculpture installation
  • Tiny Violence (2000): stereophonic tape for dance (for Mary Carbonara Dances)
  • Sunday Morning Looks Back on a Wednesday (2000): stereophonic tape for dance
  • (shadow) of myself (2000): audience-controlled human puppet, with interactive video and electronic music
  • The Asymptote (2000): stereophonic tape for dance
  • Preparations No.1 (2000): for stereophonic tape (rev. 2001)
  • for Ariel (2000): stereophonic tape for dance and video
  • Image (2000): two channel video, stereophonic sound; live sound, video, and movement
  • Torn from the Old Frame (2000): stereophonic tape for dance

  • Noise Floor (1999) : for stereophonic tape
  • Passing Thoughts (1999) : four channel video, stereophonic sound, and live movement
  • Stillness Drifting (1999) : video with stereophonic sound
  • Mobile #1 (Clowns and Sheet Metal) (1999) : sound, video, and sculpture installation
  • Clouds (1999) : video with network-generated, interactive sound
  • Charging Up the Space (1999) : for four electric basses, contact mics, and oscilliscope
  • Smelling (and) the Pied Piper (1999) : for recorder and group of any size (for Tom Bickley)
  • Group Slide (1999) : for trombone and group of any size (for Abbie Conant)
  • If Ever and Always (1999) : stereophonic tape for dance
  • Sliding Down (1999; Edgar Meyer; arr. for violin, guitar, and marimba)

  • Decaf (1998) : video with stereophonic sound
  • Awareness (1998) : sound and light installation
  • Evening Hymn (John Prindle Scott, 1914; arr. 1998)
  • untitled (1998) : 15 channel sound and sculpture installation
  • Other Lives (1998) : for hexaphonic tape
  • Flood (1998) : video with stereophonic sound
  • Center of Time (1998) : video with stereophonic sound and live dance
  • Grandpa's Shop (1998) : two channel video with stereophonic sound and live performer
  • Origin (1998) : for eight to ten vocalists
  • Pooja/Offering (1998) two channel video and live music
  • Blood Power (1998) : for stereophonic tape
  • MimeTime! (1998) : video and live music

  • Blink (1997) : video with stereophonic sound
  • There She Looks Upon the Place (1997) : video with stereophonic sound
  • now we have a fugue... (1997) : sound, video, and performance installation
  • Shift of Emphasis (1997) : for stereophonic tape
  • Ferris Wheel No. 2 (1997) : for stereophonic tape
  • untitled (1997) : for alto saxophone, cello, bass, and djembe
  • Sacrifice Sicilenne (1997) : for stereophonic tape
  • La Cena con Golgi (1997) : for stereophonic tape

  • Overtones in C (1996) : two versions for stereophonic tape
  • Rosebud (1996) : for stereophonic tape
  • Ferris Wheel (1996) : for stereophonic tape
  • digitri (1996) : enhanced CD and installation
  • A Piece of Pi (1996) : computer installation
  • Surrender (1996) : video with stereophonic sound
  • Through Winter's Breath (1996) : video with stereophonic sound
  • Shapes (1996) : for alto saxophone, cello, and bass
  • Tuned Woods (1996) : for marimba, xylophone, and Max
  • M&M Variations (1996) : for marimba and stereophonic tape
  • Coinsonance (1996) : for alto saxophone, cello, bass, and stereophonic tape

  • But isn't it... (1995; rev. 1997) for soprano saxophone, cello, bass, and stereophonic tape
  • TGFM (1995) : for stereophonic tape
  • R2 in 3D (1995) : for quadraphonic tape
  • Monkey Imitativeness (1995) : for stereophonic tape
  • Introduction (1995) : for soprano saxophone and stereophonic tape

photo: birch tree, southern Finland

finland trees

 

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