Commissions & Performances

LIST OF COMMISSIONS & PERFORMANCES

 

1993:         

String Quartet No 1                                                                                                     

Hardware for string quartet

String Quartet No2                                                                       

Song without Words for string quartet                                               

Landscapes for string quartet

 

All works commissioned and performed by Elektra String Quartet

 

           

1994:           

Interface  for sax, string quartet, video and interactive computer,           

Clouds for string quartet

Wind-chimes for string quartet

 

All works commissioned and performed by Elektra String Quartet

 

1994:

Home of the Blizzard for piano, percussion and wind instruments.

 

Performed by Elektra Collektiv at the Sydney Film Festival and 10 Days on an Island Festival (Tasmania) 2003

Commissioned by Sydney Film Festival

 

“…a taut score took a cool modern look at dated

images of boyish adventurers braving the pole.” 

(Hobart Herald)

 

1995:           

Prelude Groove & Fugue for string quartet and looping device

Mantra for bass clarinet, string quartet

 

Performed and commissioned by Elektra String Quartet at the Goethe Institute.

 

1996:           

Like Waves on an Ocean for string quartet, didjeridu, electronic percussion, multimedia.                       

Watching for Kali  for quartet and tabla                                               

On and On for string quartet

                                               

All works performed and commissioned by Elektra String Quartet

 

1996:

Bone Flute Project:

Split Point for Sax, string quartet & loop, electronic and Balinese percussion, multi-media           

Bone Flute for Sax, string quartet & loop, electronic and Balinese percussion, multi-media                                                           

Gone and Surrender for Sax, string quartet & loop, electronic and Balinese percussion, multi-media                                   

Mental Murmurs for Sax, string quartet & loop, electronic and Balinese percussion, multi-media

 

Performed by Elektra Collektiv at the Goethe Institut           

 

1997:           

Clouds for sax, string quartet, didjeridu, percussion and multimedia                                   

Hardware for string quartet                                                           

Wind for string quartet

 

All works commissioned and performed by Elektra String Quartet in Sydney & Melbourne.

1997:

Pastoral for vln, vla and bass clarinet and didje

Split Point for vln, vla and bass clarinet and didje

Bone Flute for vln, vla and bass clarinet and didje

For Festival Integrales Contemporary Music Festival, Brisbane.

           

1999:            

Prelude, Groove and Fugue for string quartet                                   

Journey to the Mythical Place for string quartet           

Landscapes for string quartet           

 

All works performed by the Arafura Ensemble, Darwin           

 

1999:           

Interplanetary Dreaming for soprano, quartet didjeridu, sampler, percussion, and on-stage computer-driven multimedia,

Nightshift                                                                       

Fullness of Time                                               

Interplanetary Dreaming

 

All works commissioned and performed by Elektra String Quartet at Sydney Opera House, The Studio

                                   

2000:           

Haze String quartet, didjeridu, percussion and multimedia           

Ebb and Flow String quartet, didjeridu, percussion and multimedia                       

The Nameless One String quartet, didjeridu, percussion and multimedia                       

The Rolling Force String quartet, didjeridu, percussion and multimedia

           

All works commissioned and performed for Reaching the World Festival - Sydney Olympics, 2000

Tour to Argentina, Venezuela, Wales and Germany, 1999

 

“An original blend of ancient and contemporary sounds

and technologies…the audience was spellbound.”

(Mar del Plata, Argentina. El Capital, 1999)

 

“…a sampler…multi-layered textures of rhythm and sounds

… moving between tranquillity and dynamic, powerful playing

…they mesmerised the entire audience.”

(New Music Festival: Wurzburg, Germany. Der Main Post)

 

2000:           

Symphony No 1 As Night follows Day for 2,2/Cor A,2,2, 2 Horns, Strings and Tympani

           

Commissioned and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Classic FM.

 

2000:

Interstellar Song Cycle  for alto, quartet and sampler, didjeridu, percussion and on-stage computer-driven multimedia with video.

The Rolling Force

Dreams and Visions

Wind and Sky (2 motets for solo voice and loop

All works commissioned and performed by Elektra String Quartet.

 

                  

2000:            

In Times of Change winds, horn, piano and synths, percussion x3           

One in the Rhythm winds, horn, piano and synths, percussion x 3

 

Commissioned and performed by Pacific Arts Festival, New Caledonia, and Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs

 

2001:           

The Goddess Returns 

The Human Race has got Me Movin’ for voice(s) [Alto with looping device], string quartet and percussion,

 

All works commissioned and performed by Elektra String Quartet.

 

“Here the minutiae of the string writing within the evolving,

electronically repeated patterns were flecked with truly

luscious melodies, wafting against a hypnotic beat from

South’s ghatam (clay pot drum)”  (Sydney Morning Herald)

 

 

2001:           

Seeing Blind for voice, sax, clarinets, didjeridu, strings, keyboard, bass and percussion x2.

 

Commissioned by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney while composer-in-residence, composing 9 major works, and devising exhibition

Performed by Elektra Collektiv

 

2004:           

Songs of Psyche – Cantata in 9 movements for Voice (Alto) with looping device, violin, viola, keyboards, bass and Percussion.

 

Performed by Elektra Collectiv at the Sydney Conservatorium Music
 

2007:           

A Rhythmic Offering, Yeah! for string orchestra

Intro, Allegro & Fade for string orchestra

In Times Of Change for string orchestra, piano, bell

 

Created as Composer-in-Residence for the Sydney Youth Orchestra

2008:

Quinkan: Ballet in 7 Movements

Scored: didjeridu, 2,2,2,2, 2 horns, strings, piano, tympani & percussion x 2

 

Commissioned by Indigenous Arts Board and Fresh Ballet Company; Choreographer Marilyn Miller.

 

“Romano Crivici’s supportive electronic score sensitively

incorporates Indigenous elements to fulfil Miller’s

requirement of a classically conceived musical composition

...and makes sense of her remarks before the show about

why she had wanted a classical dance score” 

(Real Time, vol. 85, June/July 2008)

 

2008:           

Haze (symphonic sketches) for Didjeridu, string quartet, piano and percussion x 2

 

Commissioned: Australian Govt., Canberra for the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of Australian Parliament House

 

 

2011:           

Heart of the Matter (revised and expanded “Seeing Blind”) 9 movement cycle of works for blind narrator/singer and 12 piece ensemble.

Recorded and broadcast on ABC Radio National        

Funded: Music Board, Australia Council

 

2012:           

Yamatji Man - walking in two worlds for sax, electric viola, jazz bass, didjeridu and guitar, piano and percussion x 2 & multi media            

Based on the life story of master didjeridu player Mark Atkins.           

                                                                                               

Funded by Indigenous Music Theatre/Music Board, Australia Council

Performed by Elektra Collectiv and Mark Atkins at UNSW Thomas Mann Theatre

 

2014:           

Reflections on Life, Death and Transience for 9 works for violin, viola and narrator                                   

 

Performed on European concert tour, 2014 to Nederlands, Belgium, France as well as numerous Australian performances with the poet Gerald Frape.

Performed by Elektra Duo

 

2015:           

String Quartet No 4 - Undercurrents                                                           

String Quartet No 5 - Gregorian Funk                                                                                                                       

Commissioned: Elektra String Quartet.

Recording project funded by Music Board, Aust Council

Performed Venue 505, Sydney for Sydney Fringe Festival

Winner of Sydney Fringe Festival Genre Excellence Award Best Music Concert

 

2015:

Slavic Grooves and Meditations for flute, viola, piano, bass and percussion. 5 Mvts 65:00

 

“Often the most interesting artists are able to reinvent

themselves, Picasso being the ultimate example.

Having carved a career as a composer and violinist

leading the Elektra String Quartet, Romano Crivici has

now returned to his first instrument, piano, and

formed a new ensemble playing compositions that

draw on his Slavic heritage to varying degrees..."

John Shand; Sydney Morning Herald

Performed on European concert tour, 2014 to Nederlands, Belgium, France.

Performed at Venue 505, Sydney for the Sydney Fringe Festival

2016:           

The Hydra as a Model of Bureaucratic Dysfunction for flute, percussion, piano and poet/narrator

 

Performed as a collaboration between Elektra Collectiv and the poet Andy Rantzen

Performed at The People's Republic of Camperdown.

2017:           

Ouroborous for electric flute, electric viola, piano and poet/narrator

 

Performed as a collaboration between Elektra Collectiv and the poet Andy Rantzen

Performed at The People's Republic of Camperdown.