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Michael Norris

Composer

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Born: 1973

Biography

Michael Norris is a composer, software developer and music theorist. He teaches composition, sonic arts and post-tonal music theory at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music and is editor of Wai-te-ata Music Press and Co-Director of Stroma New Music Ensemble. He is the recipient of the 2001 Mozart Fellowship, the 2003 Douglas Lilburn Prize, the 2010 Trans-Tasman Composers Award, the 2012 CANZ Trust Fund Award, and the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award. He has participated in composition courses featuring composers such as Peter Eötvös, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff and Kaija Saariaho.

Performers of Michael's work include the NZ Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Fabbriciani, Michael Houstoun, the NZ String Quartet, NZTrio, Barbara Lüneburg, Lars Mlekusch, Duo Stump-Linshalm, Richard Haynes, the Viennese Saxophonic Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Stroma, the Israel Contemporary Players, Ensemble Reconsil (Vienna) and the Ensemble Pierrot Lunaire Wien. In 2010, the SWR commissioned a new chamber orchestra work, which was premiered at the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2010, conducted by Peter Eötvös. Michael's suite of real-time audio effects, 'SoundMagic Spectral', is widely used in both industry and academia worldwide, and by artists such as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno.


Works (53)

14 Islands

for flute/bass flute, percussion, and prepared harp, 10m


Alumina

electroacoustic work, 11m


Amato

for solo piano, 5m


Aquarelle

electroacoustic, 10m


Ars Moriendi

for bass clarinet duo, 5m


Badb

for flute and piano, 5m


blindsight

for mixed chamber quintet, 11m


Chimaera

electroacoustic work, 8m


Chrysalis

for flute and tape, 10m


Claro

for orchestra


dans les debris du temps

for chamber ensemble, 10m


De corporis fabrica

for amplified solo clarinet and video


Deep Field I

for bass-baritone and live electronics


dirty pixels

for piano trio, 12m


Eight Maps for the Lost

for cello and live electronics, co-composed with Ashley Brown


Elegy for Lilburn

for solo clarinet and string orchestra


Exitus

for string quartet, 20m


From the Lonely Margins of the Sea

for piano and small orchestra, 11m


Heart Across Night

for trombone, double bass & drumkit, 7m


Heavy Traffic

for contrabassoon and orchestra, 12m


Honk!

for saxophone quartet, 9m


Icons and Artifice

for bass clarinet duo, ensemble and electronics


in flexion

for musical saw and tape, 10m


Inner Phases

for Chinese instrument ensemble and string quartet


Khoomei Loops

for mixed chamber septet, 7m


Kreasi Baru

for gamelan and pre-recorded tape, 9m


Machine Noises

a "landscape prelude" for piano, 6m


Mandala

for gamelan, 5m


Mapoutahi Stands

for symphony orchestra, 8m


Mesophase

for ensemble


Momenta

for chamber septet (with keyboard), 8m


Nightdances

for symphony orchestra, 9m


Orbits of Influence

for twelve saxophones, 9m


Passio

for voices, brass, woodwind and percussion


Phospheni

for cello and piano


Roh Gunung (Spirit of the Mountains)

for sampelong and amplified saluang, 7m


Save Yourself

for chamber ensemble, 12m


Scintilla

for large chamber ensemble, 7m 30s


Sgraffito

for chamber orchestra


Splinter Cells

for alto/baritone saxophone and chamber ensemble


tesserae...interstices

for mixed sextet


TIMEDANCE

a live score for dance, in collaboration with choreographer/filmmaker Daniel Belton., 38m


To the names that have left

for vocal ensemble


Traiga Cuentos la Guitarra

for solo guitar, 9m


Tre Canzoni Imperfette

for solo flute


Vitus

for chamber ensemble, 6m


Volti

for piano and orchestra


Wind Shear

for solo flute, 9m


Zonam Solvere

for chromatic gamelan and saxophone quartet



Resources (32)

2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

Education resource


Canzona 2004 vol 25 no 46

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Canzona 2006 vol 26 no 47

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