WijeratneWorks

the blog of musician Dinuk Wijeratne

Month: May, 2013

Dinuk Wijeratne: List of Works

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Concerto for Percussion Quartet & Wind Ensemble: Invisible Cities’ (2013) – 30 minutes 

Ersilia (2013) – 5 minutes 
for percussion quartet

Love Triangle (2013) – 15 minutes
for violin, ‘cello, & piano

Tsimo! (2012) – 20 minutes
for piano, vocals, drums, & DJ/turntables 

No Escape (2012) – 20 minutes
for piano, vocals, drums, & DJ/turntables

HymnPeace [Quartet ReMix]  (2012) – 20 minutes 
for piano, vocals, drums, & DJ/turntables

Tabla Concerto (2011) – 27 minutes
for tablas & orchestra

orchestration: 2*2*2*2/2210/T+2/hrp/str

Solea di Diomira (2010) – 15 minutes 
for orchestra

orchestration: 2*2*2*2/2210/T+2/hrp/str

Brazil, January 1, 1502 (2010) – 35 minutes 
for soprano soloist, piano, oboe, percussion ensemble, double bass, & Capoeira dancers

Once the Colour of Fire, Now the Colour of Ashes (2010) – 9 minutes 
for clarinet & piano/accordion, piano, & percussion

Prismatic Qawwali Party (2010) – 40 minutes
for clarinet soloist, percussion soloists, & flexible chamber ensemble

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CP Allen Qawwali Party (2009) – 20 minutes
for clarinet soloist, percussion soloists, & wind ensemble

HymnPeace [Orchestral Remix] (2008) 16 minutes
for turntables, ‘cello, & orchestra 
orchestration: 2*222/2200/T+2perc/str

HymnPeace [Trio Remix] (2008) 10 minutes
for clarinet, piano & tablas 

This Way Up (2003) – 14 minutes 
for clarinet, piano, & tablas

Colourstudy in Rupaktaal (2007) – 13 minutes
for solo piano

Khayyam XXXII (2005) – 8 minutes
for voice, piano, string quartet, double bass, clarinet, & tablas
OR for accordion, piano, & percussion

Powerplay (2004) – 30 minutes
dancepiece, scored for mixed ensemble Western and Indian instruments flute, clarinet, violin, sarangi, tabla, pakhawaj, double bass, piano, female voice (north indian classical); commissioned by the NY Kathak Ensemble

[Out of the] Karmic Blue (2004) – 9 minutes
for voice, piano, string quartet, double bass, tablas, & 2 percussion

Chamber Concerto ‘About Sankhara’ (2003) – 13 minutes
for chamber ensemble: 1111/1110/T+1/pno/str
commissioned by Joel Sachs & the New Juilliard Ensemble

The Learning Curve (2003) – 9 minutes 
for clarinet & piano

This Way Up↓ (2003) – 7 minutes 
for clarinet & piano

Something There (2003) – 9 minutes 
for clarinet & piano

Silent Fanfares (2003) – 9 minutes 
for clarinet & piano/
accordion, piano, & percussion

String Quartet (2002) – 20 minutes

Vesak Octet (2001) – 10 minutes
saxophone quartet and percussion quartet
commissioned by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet & 4-Mality Percussion Quartet, UK

Visaya (2000) – 8 minutes
for saxophone quartet

Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (2000) – 30 minutes
for solo percussion (vibraphone, marimba, drums) & chamber orchestra 
orchestration: picc, clar, bsn, 4 tpts, piano, strings
Commissioned for Adrian Spillett, Timothy Reynish & the RNCM Chamber Orchestra

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1998) – 29 minutes

(mvt.3) Performed by Sarah Oates (vln.) & Dinuk Wijeratne (pno.)

Di Bravura (1996) – 9 minutes
for two pianos

If food be the love of music….

If you think that incredible food cannot inspire creativity, think again. Whenever I am in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I lunch (at least twice per trip) at the Paradise Road’s Gallery Cafe. Their superb menu includes justly talked-about desserts, of which my favourite for years has been the infamous Chocolate Nemesis (below). It is all kinds of chocolate fabulousness over a biscuit base, topped with a dollop of freshness. And that drizzle of sunshine is in fact a passionfruit coulis. Oh yes. The whole ensemble is drool-worthy and I yearn to be able to compose a little piece just as good:

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