ROB WARING

Composer, Vibraphonist / Percussionist, Teacher


BIOGRAPHY     LIST OF COMPOSITIONS     SONOMATRIX     DISCOGRAPHY     VIDEOS     SLIDE SHOW


List of compositions


Works for solo instruments

Chamber music

Works for choir

Electroacoustic music

Sound installation

Jazz compositions

Music for Modern dance

Film music

Theater music

THREE NARRATIVES FOR SOLO HARP <2011>

1. Recitative, 2. Theme and Variations, 3. Fantasia
solo harp (15'30")
Commissioned by Ellen Sejersted Bødtker
First performance at Omenås Musikkfestival in Ålesund, Norway, March 2012

SCHISM <1995>

tenor saxophone solo (7'30")
Commissioned by Norsk Kulturråd (Norwegian Cultural Board)
First performance by Nils Jansen at Gamle Logen, Oslo, 1995

FLOW, INFLUENCE, ESSENCE <1993>

(program notes) MIDI-vibraphone, live electronics, computer (11')
Commissioned by Hasse Örn
First performance by Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen at Vestbaneteatret, Oslo, 1998

SMITHEREENS <1992>

(program notes) vibraphone and electronics (7'40")
First performance by Hasse Örn at Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 1993
Recorded on album «In Real Time» (Albedo ALBCD 002)
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score with performance CD)

SEVEN SHORT ETUDES FOR SOLO XYLOPHONE <1989-1995>

xylophone solo (ca. 2' each)
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score)

VARIATIONS FOR PIANO <1979>

piano solo (12')
First performance by John Hendrickson at Juilliard School, New York, 1979
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score)

POINT OF DEPARTURE <2013>

duet for vibraphone and marimba (20')
Commissioned by "en er 1" percussion duo (Ellen K. Eriksen, Eli Odland)

WELLSPRING <2011>

guitar trio (11')
Commissioned by Triofil guitar trio (Kristian Granmo, Ho Yan Kok, Frank Alexander Aarø)
First performance at Galleria Festival in Mosjøen, Norway, July 2011

FREKOTÉ VOKÁN <2009>

guitar duo (7')
Commissioned by Frevo Guitar Duo (Andreas Karlsen, Pål Granum)
First performance at Two Days and Two Nights of New Music Festival in Odessa, Ukraine, April 2009
Recorded on "Frevo Guitar Duo: LØD" (2013), Euridice Records iTunes

QUARTET FOR SOLO TIMPANI AND PERCUSSION <2008>

solo timpani, 3 percussion (25')
Commissioned by Torbjørn Ottersen
First performance at Oslo Konserthus, October 2008
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score and parts)

BRAIDED STREAMS <2006>

viola, contrabass, marimba (15')
Commissioned by Dan Styffe
First performance by Catherine Bullock, Dan Styffe, Erik Raude at Nordland Music Festival in Bodø, Norway, August 2007

FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESS <2006>

For any number of players more than 2 (dur. ?)
Please feel free to use this score and change anything you want.(score)

JALAN PANTAI SARI <2005>

(Watch performance!)
quartertone marimba duet (15')
Commissioned by Kjell Tore Innervik and Håkon Mørch Stene
First performance by Rob Waring and Håkon Mørch Stene, February 2010 at Norwegian Academy of Music during Scandinavian Percussion Days 2010

FØR NESTE LIV <2005>

Text(Nor): Einar Økland
soprano, vib., piano (7')
Commissioned by the Norwegian Academy of Music
First performance at Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, 2007

SAX CYCLES <2003>

(program notes)
2 saxophones (alto, tenor), live electronics (20')
Commissioned and premiered by Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and Torben Snekkestad
First performance at Ilios Festival in Harstad, Norway, January 2004

SAXONO-VIBRAMATRIPHONICS <2001>

saxes, vib., sonomatrix (23')
Commissioned by NICEM
First performance by Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and Rob Waring at Ultima Festival in Oslo, 2002

BREAKING POINT <2000>

(program notes)
sop. sax, perc (10')
Commissioned by Kjell Tore Innervik and Vegard Landaas
First performance at Blå, Oslo, 2000
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score and parts)

SIKOTÉ SUKÁN <1997>

(program notes)
3 perc (25')
Commissioned by Sisu percussion trio
First performance at Ultima Festival in Oslo, 1999
Recorded on "Sisu: SCRATCH!" (2003), Simax PSC 1219 Klicktrack iTunes
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score and parts)

EXOTIC DANCE <1995>

harmonica, guitar (6')
Commissioned by Åslaug Berre
First performance at Norwegian State Academy of Music, Oslo, 1996

SKYT IKKE PÅ MEG, SKYT PÅ KOMPONISTEN <1994>

(Don't Shoot Me, Shoot the Composer)
Text(Nor): Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
voice(S), choir(children), vln, cb, vib/perc (6')
Commissioned by Rikskonsertene (Norwegian Concert Institute)

SKYEN SOM IKKE VILLE REGNE <1994>

(The Cloud That Would Not Rain)
Text(Nor): Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
voice(S), vln, cb, vib (2')

INCANTATION <1994>

voice(S), 2 sax, tpt, cb, vib, pf/synth, 2 perc (7'30")
Commissioned by Søyr
First performance in Oslo, 1994

JOURNEY <1993>

(program notes)
2 perc, live electronics, computer (20')
Commissioned by New Music Composers' Group
First performance by Kjell Samkopf and Rob Waring at Music Factory Festival, Bergen, Norway, 1993

MYRIAD <1992>

(program notes)
picc, fl, ob, cl(Eb), cl, bass cl, alto sax, trp, 2 hrn, euph, trb, bass trb, tuba, 2 perc, synth(DX7-II) (15')
Commissioned by the Society for New Music of Kristiansand
First performance at Kristiansand Cathedral, Kristiansand, Norway, 1992

HOWLIN' WOLF <1990>

Text(Nor): Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
voice(S), 2 sax, tpt, vib, 2 synth, 2 perc, cb (6'30")
Commissioned by Søyr
First performance at Henie-Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway, 1990
Recorded on C.L.P. CD 09 «Bussene lengter hjem»

DUET <1990>

vib, pf (8'30")
First performance by Rune Klakegg and Rob Waring on NRK, Norwegian Radio, 1990

HAR DOMMEDAG FUNNET STED? <1989>

(Has Judgment Day Taken Place?)
Text(Nor): Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
voice(M), 4 perc, synth (7')
First performance at Henie-Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway, 1989

VECTORS <1987>

voice(S), saxes, bass cl/saxes, tpt, vcl, cb, vib, pf, 2 perc (9')
Commissioned by Søyr
First performance at Henie-Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway, 1987
Recorded on Hot Club Records HCR CD 52 «Vectors» Klicktrack iTunes

CRYSTALLIZATIONS <1986>

6 perc (15')
First performance at Black Box Theater, Oslo, 1986
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score and parts)

SHIVA'S DANCE <1985>

(program notes)
2 perc, sound engineer, live electronics, 8-track tape (18')
First performance by Kjell Samkopf and Rob Waring at the Festival of Northern Norway in Harstad, 1985

AFTER COMPLETION <1985>

ob, vib, gtr (10')

CONCERTO FOR VIBRAPHONE AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE <1984>

vib, fl, bass cl, vln, vcl, timp (25')
Commissioned by Collage Dance Company
First performance at Henie-Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway, 1984
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score and parts)

VILLSKUDDET <1982>

(Watch dance performance with Sølvi Edvardsen's choreography!)
picc/fl, 2 perc, gtr, cb (12')
Commissioned by Collage Dance Company
First performance at Sandvika Kino, Bærum, Norway, 1983
Recorded on AR 1903 «OCTOBAND»

VINTERNATT <1999>

(composed in collaboration with Lars Klevstrand and Alfred Janson)
Text(Nor): Hans Børli
voice(T), choir (SATB), vcl, guit, el. guit, vib, pno (8'30")
Recorded on "Lars Klevstrand: VINTERNATT" (2000),Tylden & Co. GTACD 8151Klicktrack iTunes

WHAT MUSIC? <1998>

Text(Eng): John Cage
choir(SATB) (5')
Commissioned by Ny Musikk for Vollenkoret
First performance at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, Oslo, 1999
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score)

EN SKAPELSESOPPFORDRING <1989>

(A Creation Request)
Text(Nor): Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
voice(M), narrator, choir(SATB), 4 perc, synth, tape (50')
Commissioned by Socialist Choir of Oslo
First performance at Henie-Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway, 1989

KVAR SKAL EG VEL AV? (VARIASJONER OVER EN NORSK FOLKETONE) <1987>

(Where Shall I Go? (Variations on a Norwegian folk melody))
Text(Nor): Bernt Støylen
choir(SATB) (8')
Commissioned by SKRUK
Recorded on "Skruk: LANDSKAP AV STEMMER" (1992), Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 114Klicktrack iTunes
Published by Norsk Musikforlag (order score)

SAX CYCLES <2003>

(see Chamber music)

SAXONO-VIBRAMATRIPHONICS <2001>

(see Chamber music)

GLASS <1999>

digital sound (35')
Commissioned by Steninge Palace in Sweden for the "Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass 1999"
Played continuously throughout the exhibition period (June 12 - October 17, 1999)

BABY CARRIAGE FANTASY <1996>

(program notes)
digital sound (15'30'')
Commissioned by the Ultima Festival
First performance at the Ultima Festival, Oslo, 1996.

FLOW, INFLUENCE, ESSENCE <1993>

(see Works for solo instruments)

ALCHEMY <1993>

8-track tape (7')
Commissioned by Norske Håndverkere (Norwegian Craftsmen)
First performance at Format, Oslo, 1993

JOURNEY <1993>

(see Chamber music)

SMITHEREENS <1992>

(see Works for solo instruments)

5 FAIRY TALES <1991>

  • DEN GJEVESTE I VERDEN (The Finest in the World)
  • GULLFISKEN (The Goldfish)
  • MILLIONER AV KATTER (Millions of Cats)
  • KRABBEN OG JAGUAREN (The Crab and the Jaguar)
  • KATTEN OG ROTTA (The Cat and the Rat)
Commissioned by NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Company)
Electronic music for a series of radio programs for children
First performance on Norwegian Radio, 1991
Recorded on "Berre/Waring: MILLIONER AV KATTER og andre eventyr" (2003), Albedo ALBCD 016

MYTHICAL EVENT <1990>

tape
Composed in collaboration with Arne Hellan and Øyvind Hammer.
First performance at Museum for Contemporary Art, Oslo, 1990

AVTRYKK <1986>

(Imprint)
(see Film music)

SHIVA'S DANCE <1985>

(see Chamber music)

WILD RIDE DOWN THE RIVER OF MISTS <2015>

Music composed for the Federation Bells, an installation comprising 39 bells in a park in the center of Melbourne, Australia

DAYBREAK AT BIRRARUNG MARR <2014>

Music composed for the Federation Bells, an installation comprising 39 bells in a park in the center of Melbourne, Australia

SONOMATRIX <1996>

(see link for detailed information and photographs)
Computer-controlled installation with 64 loudspeakers
Music composed for the SONOMATRIX:

SAXONO-VIBRAMATRIPHONICS <2001>

(see Chamber music)

AT THIS POINT, IN TIME... <1996>

sonomatrix, synth, sampler (15'30")
First performance at Henie-Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway, 1996

CANTUS FIRMUS <2004>

Klicktrack
iTunes

FRAM OG TILBAKE <2002>

DEADLINE <2001>

Klicktrack
iTunes

RAGA LUNA <2001>

Klicktrack
iTunes

SONG FOR DAD <2000>

UNDERWATER MUSIC <1999>

Klicktrack
iTunes

ST. PETERSBURG <1995>

Klicktrack
iTunes

SYNCHRONIZE YOUR WATCHES <1995>

Klicktrack
iTunes

INCANTATION <1994>

PRAYER <1991>

Klicktrack
iTunes

HOWLIN' WOLF <1990>

DUET <1990>

RAGA MISTICA <1989>

Klicktrack
iTunes

RETROACTIVE FORCE <1989>

Klicktrack
iTunes

SECRET RED THREAD <1988>

Klicktrack
iTunes

VECTORS <1987>

Klicktrack
iTunes

AFTER COMPLETION <1984>

SPIRAL WALTZ <1981>

Klicktrack
iTunes

GLADVOLLVEIEN <1980>

WHILE SHE SLEEPS <1980>

FRIENDS <1980>

FAST BREAK BLUES <1980>

HORIZON <1980>

CHILDREN AT PLAY <1979>

AFTER LAST CALL <1979>

DE-FUNKED <1979>

TWO CANDLES <1979>

BLUE LUNCH <1977>

Klicktrack
iTunes

BALLADE FOR DAVE <1977>

TALK TO ME <1976>

Klicktrack
iTunes

B-DAY <1976>

Klicktrack
iTunes

BLUE CHEESE <1976>

PEDAL TUNE <1976>

TEN SPOT <1976>

HOMECOMING <1974>

ROBINSON <1998>

for choreographer Jan de Miranda
(see Schism under Works for solo instruments)

NATTENS SANG <1984>

(Song of the Night)
for choreographer Inger Buresund
(see Concerto for Vibraphone and Chamber Ensemble under Chamber music)

VILLSKUDDET <1982>

for choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen
(see Chamber music)

COURTING CALL <1980>

alto fl, vib, gtr, cb, perc
Commissioned by Susan Marshall Dance Company
First performance in New York, 1980

WITCH DANCE <1979>

solo perc
Commissioned by choreographer Annabel Gamson
First performance at State University of New York at Purchase, 1979

DARK STAR <1979>

solo perc
Commissioned by choreographer Kazuko Hirabayashi
First performance at Juilliard Theater, New York, 1979

AVTRYKK <1986>

(Imprint)
Electronic music for video film (13'30")
Commissioned by Øystein Cruikshank

MUSIKK OG DANS IDAG <1984>

(Music and Dance Today)
Commissioned by Rikskonsertene (Norwegian Concert Institute)
Composed in collaboration with Knut Værnes

THE LAST LAUGH <1980>

Play in one act by John Gilbert
First performance in New York, 1980