© 2019 Erik Griswold.

GRISWORKS

Most sheet music available through Australian Music Centre.

Percussion music available from Lone Star Percussion (USA).

Or email me directly with enquiries.

HOLLOWS OUT OF TIME (2018). Prepared Piano and String Quartet.  40:00.

Composed for Camerata String Quartet and the composer.  Commissioned by Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe for the inagural performance of OurLagavulin, a new venue at Harrigans Lane. Premiered Easter 2018.

ACTION MUSIC 2 (2017).  12:00.

Composed for Aventa Ensemble (Canada), Crash Ensemble (Ireland), Ensemble Offspring (Australia),

Ensemble 0 (France), and Naked Eye Ensemble (USA). 

Created with generous support from the APRA-AMCOS Art Music Fund.

84 PIANOS (2017). 84 pianos.  30:00.

Composed for World Science Festival 2017, utilising all the pianos in the Queensland Conservatorium. 

Commissioned by Griffith University for 100 Ways to Listen.

VIBRATIONS IN A LANDSCAPE (2017).  20 Percussionists.  30:00.

A collaboration with Vanessa Tomlinson, premiered at Harrigan's Lane, Easter 2017. 

Created with generous support from the Australia Council for the Arts.

THE TIMBUKTU MANUSCRIPTS (2016). Flute and percussion. 12:00.

Composed for Caballito Negro (Tessa Brinckman & Terry Longshore).

RUNAWAY VARIATIONS (2016).  Piano duo (with auxiliary percussion). 10:00.

Composed for the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo.

 

DANNY BOY ADRIFT IN THE RISING TIDE (2016).  Vocalizing pianist. 9:30.

Dedicated to Lisa Moore and our Irish roots.

ALL'S GRIST THAT COMES TO THE MILL (2016). 16 Pianos in a purpose-built tower in the forest.  47:00.

Commissioned by Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe.  Premiered at The Piano Mill, near Stanthorpe, NSW.

EXQUISITE CORPSE (2015).  String Quartet. 7:00.

Commissioned by Zephyr String Quartet.  Premiered at Adelaide Festival.

TWOS AND THREES (2015).  Solo Vibraphone.  10:00.

Composed for Terry Longshore.  Premiered 24 April 2016 at P.A.S. Day of Percussion, Seattle.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE (2015).  Toy Piano.  3:00.

Composed for Stanley Wong's Alice 150 project.  Premiered 14 May 2016 at Hong Kong Sheung Wan Civic Center Theatre.

WATER PUSHES SAND (2015).  Chinese-Western jazz ensemble.  60:00.

Commissioned by the Australian Art Orchestra.  Premiered 2 October 2015 at OzAsia Festival, Adelaide. 

Album released by Jazzhead.

PAIN AVOIDANCE MACHINE (2015).  Prepared piano.  53:00.

Premiered 14 August 2015 at home.  Album released by Room40.

 

JEUX A LA FIN DU MONDE (2014-15). Symphony Orchestra.  18:25.

Commissioned by Australia Council for the La Jolla Symphony.  

Premiered 5 February 2016 at Mandeville Auditorium, San Diego.

STARS OF OURS (2014).  Solo Percussion. 10-15:00.

Commissioned by Vanessa Tomlinson with support from Australia Council.  

Premiered 1 November 2014 at Studio 420, Brisbane.

STRANGE WEATHER (2014).  Clarinet Trio.  8:00.

Commissioned by COMA for Eclectica Clarinet Trio.  Premiered 23 November 2014 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide.

THE LITTLE TOY PIANO BOOK (2014). Toy Piano.  21:00.

Composed just for fun.

 

GIVE US THIS DAY (2014).  Percussion quartet.  21:00.

Co-commissioned by Early Warning System and Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.  Premiered 9 July 2014 at Brisbane Powerhouse.  Released by Sono Luminus.

CARPENTARIA (2014).  Saxophone orchestra.  5:00.

Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra with support from Australia Council.  Premiered 29 May 2015, Ian Hangar Recital Hall, Brisbane.

THE FORGOTTEN CALL OF THE NIGHT PARROT (2014). Piano Duo.  12:20.

Composed for the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo with support from Australia Council.  Premiered 27 March 2015 at Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW.

LOVE TO LOVE YOUR STRINGS, BABY (2013). String Orchestra. 8:30.

Commissioned by the Camerata of St. John’s with support from the Australia Council for the Arts.  Premiered 13 December 2013, Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba.

 

GOSSAMER WINGS (2013). Toy piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello. 10:00.

Composed Margaret Leng Tan with support from the Australia Council for the Arts.  Premiered 5 Oct 2013 at the Festival of Toy Music, Brisbane Powerhouse.

 

ACTION MUSIC (2013). Open Instrumentation. 8:00.

Commissioned and premiered 20 April 2013 by Ensemble Offspring & Clocked Out with support from Australia Council.

 

YAK ATTACK (2013). Jazz Orchestra. 15’.

Commissioned by the Australian Art Orchestra.  Premiere tba.

 

FAIRWEATHER (2013). Narrator, koto and string quartet. 60'.

A collaboration with author Rodney Hall and artist Glen Henderson.  Created with support from Philip Bacon Gallery and Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe.

Premiered 2 March 2013 at Queensland Art Gallery by Kohoha String Quartet, Satsuki Odamura, and Rodney Hall.

 

MENDAX REDACTS (2013). Baritone, bass clarinet, viola, electric guitar.

Commissioned by Mutable Music for the New York-Montreal Quartet. 

Premiered 19 March 2014 at Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal.

TIME CRYSTALS (2012). Prepared piano and percussion. 48:00.

Composed for Clocked Out and premiered 5 December 2012 at the TURA 25th Anniversary, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.  Released by Innova.

 

BURY THE SOUND (2012). Flute/alto flute/electric bass, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, cello and electronics. 18:30.

Commissioned by Decibel with Support from the Australia Council for the Arts.

Premiered byDecibel ensemble as part of the Tura 25th Anniversary, Hackett Hall, Perth, 3 Dec 2012.

 

DRIFTING COWBOYS IN A MIST (2012). String Quartet. 12:00.

Composed for and premiered by Kurilpa String Quartet at Crossbows Festival, Brisbane, 13 May 2012.

 

THREE SECRET GARDENS (2011). Toy piano and Saxophone Quartet. 6:00.

Premiered by Continuum Sax & the composer at Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, 19 Oct 2011.

 

DREAMS YOU MIGHT NOT COME BACK FROM (2011). Saxophone Quartet. 13:00.

Composed for Continuum Sax. Premiered at Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, 19 Oct 2011.

 

A LEAF FALLS (2011). Cello and percussion quartet. 20:00.

Commissioned / Premiered by John Addison and Soundstream Collective, Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide, 30 Sep 2011.

 

IN PATTERNS OF SHADE (2011). Flute (alto flute/piccolo), prepared piano, percussion. 11:40.

Premiered by Timothy Munro, Erik Griswold, and Vanessa Tomlinson at Queensland Conservatorium, 20 July 2011.

 

AFTER THE KINGFISHER'S WING (2010). Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Percussion. 24:00.

Premiered by Janet McKay, Rianne Wilschut, Graeme Jennings, John Addison, Liam Viney, and Vanessa Tomlinson at Queensland Conservatorium, 6 Oct 2010.

 

THE DIMPLED VEINS (2010). Flute & Percussion. 15:00.

Premiered by Kathleen Gallagher and Vanessa Tomlinson at Queensland Conservatorium, 6 Oct 2010.

 

WELL KEPT SECRETS (2010). Oboe & Basoon. 11:00.

Composed for Bettina Crimmins and Oscar Garrido de la Rosa. Premiered at Queensland Conservatorium, 6 Oct 2010.

 

YOU GAO (2010). Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Percussion, Violin, Cello, Voices. 3:00.

Based on a Sichuan street song. Composed for The Song Company and Golden Orb ensemble. Commissioned by Australia Council for Queensland Conservatorium. Premiered at the Encounters Festival, 9 May 2010.

 

THE YELLOW FOG (2010). Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello. 10:00.

Composed for Either/Or Ensemble. Premiered at Tenri Cultural Institute, 27 March 2010.

 

GREVILLEAS OF MYALL PARK (2009). Choir, keyboard and percussion. 40:00.

Written for The Australian Voices and Clocked Out Duo. Commissioned by Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe. Premiered at Myall Botanic Garden 29th August 2009.

 

PRESIDENTSLAND (2009). Narrator, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon, Piano. 25:00.

A collaboration with writer Rodney Hall. Written for Rodney Hall and Southern Cross Soloists. Commissioned by Queensland Music Festival. Premiered at Brisbane City Hall 29, July 2009.

 

FOUR PLACES IN QUEENSLAND (2009). Solo Piano. 63:00.

Composed for Stephen Emmerson, Liam Viney, Kylie Davidson with support from Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Premiered at Queensland Conservatorium, 5 June 2009.

 

TROMBONES IN TINNIES (2009). 3 Trombones in canoes. 10:00.

FLUTES OF THE FOREST (2009). For any number of flutists scattered throughout a forest 10:00.

Composed for Clocked Out's "Sounding the Condamine" event. Premiered at Gil Weir (near Miles, Queensland), 18 April 2009.

 

FROM HEAVEN ABOVE (2009). Altered music box recordings played in a Mr. Whippy (ice cream) van. 20:00.

Developed for the "Dream Percussion" event at the National Film and Sound Archive. Premiered at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, 5-7 May 2009.

 

ECSTATIC MUSIC (2008). Jazz orchestra. 30:00.

Commissioned by Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival. Premiered at BMW Edge, Melbourne, 25 April 2008.

THE PARTY'S OVER (2008). Chamber orchestra. 10:00.

Commissioned by Brisbane Powerhouse and Australia Council for the "Six Pack Symphony". Premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse, Melbourne, 1 March 2008.

 

SPILL (2007). Solo percussion with kinetic sculpture. 10:00.

Developed with support from Arts Queensland & the Incinerator. Premiered at Big West Festival, 1 December 2007.

 

A SUMMER OF WISTERIA (2007). Sax, Vn, Va, Cb, Pno. 8:00.

Composed for Topology. Premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse, 11 November 2007.

 

A WOLFE IN THE MANGROVES (CONCERTO FOR PREPARED PIANO AND PERCUSSION) (2007).

Prepared piano and percussion quartet.  24:00.Commissioned by Conrad Gargett Architecture for Queensland Conservatorium. Premiered at Queensland Conservatorium, 5 October 2007

 

THE WIDE ALLEY (2007). Chinese-Western jazz ensemble.

Original compositions and arrangements of traditional Chinese music.

Commissioned by Queensland Music Festival. Premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse, 20 July 2007.  Released by Clocked Out.

 

SOUNDING WIVENHOE (2007). Open ensemble.

A collaboration with video artist Rebecca Ross. Developed with support from Brisbane City Council. Premiered at Lake Wivenhoe and Brisbane Powerhouse, July 2007.

 

WALLPAPER MUSIC (2007). Prepared piano. 3 hours.

Released by Room40.

 

KICKING UP THE COBWEBS (2006). Pipe organ. 13:00.

Commissioned by Melbourne City Council for the Melbourne Town Hall organ. Premiered at Double Venturi multi-media event, "The Current," 4 June 2006.

 

FROM SMALL THINGS GROW (2006). Sax, Vn, Va, Cb, Pno, Perc. 7:15.

Composed for Topology and Clocked Out Duo. Premiered at PULS8 Festival, 22 April 2006.  Released by Clocked Out.

 

NOSTALGIC STRAINS (2005). Percussion trio. 8:00.

Composed for and premiered by Ba Da Boom Percussion at Ian Hangar Recital Hall.

 

SIMPLE ADDITION (2005). Percussion duo. 8:00.

Composed for and premiered by Ba Da Boom Percussion at Ian Hangar Recital Hall.

 

IN THE DREAM (2004). Percussion sextet. 11:00.

Composed for and premiered by Ba Da Boom Percussion at Ian Hangar Recital Hall.

 

ALTONA SKETCHES (2004). Prepared piano and music boxes / 45:00.

Recorded for Room40.

 

OLD MACDONALD'S YELLOW SUBMARINE (2004). Prepared piano, toy piano & percussion / 15:00.

Commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts for Margaret Leng Tan.

Premiered by Margaret Leng Tan at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 13 March 2005.

Released by Mode Records.

 

TWO SICHUAN FOLKSONGS (2002). Prepared piano. 9:00.

Premiered by the composer at Adelaide Studio 520.  Released by Clocked Out.

THREE LATIN RHYTHMS (2002).  Prepared piano.  9:45.

Premiered by the composer at Rechabite Hall, Melbourne.  Released by Clocked Out.

STRINGS ATTACHED (1999). Percussion sextet / 10:00.

Commissioned by Red Fish Blue Fish.

Premiered by Red Fish Blue Fish at the Univeristy of California, San Diego, 1999.

 

HYPNOTIC STRAINS (1998). Solo Percussion / 9:00.

Composed for and premiered by Vanessa Tomlinson at the Weisman Gallery, Minneapolis.

 

ENTANGLEMENT (1995). Solo Percussion / 15:00.

Composed for and premiered by Steven Schick at Center for Research in the Computing Arts, San Diego.

 

SWEET NOTHINGS (1993). Flute, guitar, viola, cello, contrabass / 12:00.

Premiered at University of California, San Diego.

 

SWITCH (1991). Solo Percussion / 6:00.

Premiered by the composer at Mandeville Recital Hall, San Diego.