LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRAL

Mithridates    

  • (3.3.3.2. 4.3.3.1. Timp. Perc. Strings)


TORSO    

Symphony Which Falls Over Itself   

  • (2.2.2.2. 2.2.3. Timp. Strings)

Sinfonia 'Dostoevsky'   

  • (2.3. 2.1. Perc. 1.2. SSAA, Baritone Soloist, Pno. Vln. Vla.)


OPERA
Nous   

  • (SATBar. Soloists, SA Choir, Vln. 1.2. Vla 1.2. Vla. Vc. Cba.)


CONCERTANTE
Affektenlehre: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra


1ONDON-MONIT9R: Concerto for Piano and Eight Instruments

  • (Piano Soloist, Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Vibraphone, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello)


CHAMBER
Eliksokot

  • Two Violins

Beton Ugolkí for Quintet

  • (Clarinet in Bb, Trumpet in Bb, Violin, Contrabass, Piano)

IEDE-ZAI

  • (Soprano Soloist, Bass Clarinet, Horn, 3 Tom-toms, String Quartet)

Partita

  • (Piano, Fortepiano and Harpsichord)

Answering Machines

   •  (Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Violin and Cello)


...and the rain

  • (Two Cellos)

++ for Octet

  • (Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Perc. 1.2., Piano, Violin 1.2., Cello)

Hiemal

  • (Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Vibraphone, Piano, Violin)

Backscatter

  • (Blockflöte, Panflutes and Live Feedback Loop)


Ogygian Cycles

  • (Flute and Classical Guitar)

Siphonic Perforations

   •  (Cln. & B. Cln in Bb, Perc., Vln. and Pno.)


SOLO
Two Movements for Piano
Random Access Klavier
Rhythms of the Sphere
Mo'Tri for Flute
Sonata for Organ
Calliope for Horn


ELECTRONIC (Acousmatic)

Cyber/Strings/Attached

Cloud Things

IN PROGRESS:

C:Change for Orchestra

Octet Work for Syntax Ensemble

Quartet Work for Brightwork Ensemble

 
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SELECTED WORKS

Below you will find some more info about recently premiered works.

Interested in a commission?  Feel free to reach out:  johnfranekmusic@gmail.com

 

SIPHONIC PERFORATIONS

for violin, clarinet in Bb doubling bass, piano and percussion

Presenting the deepest sonic contrasts between fleeting stopped sounds and cloud-like atmospheres of noise, Siphonic Perforations was composed after experimenting with the disparity between short and long compositional material.  The goal of this procedure was to experiment with creating as well as siphoning out a room's sound world, creating a structure of contrast that overlies the pacing of the piece's harmonic material.


Premiered by the Brightwork New Music Ensemble in Los Angeles as the culmination of the 2021 Impulse New Music Festival.

BACKSCATTER

for panflutes, blockflöte and live feedback loop

The origin of backscatter lies in an environment where reflection occurs, so the reflective nature of the relationship between the acoustic voices is further reflected back at the listener through the help of the live electronic playback.

Backscatter was recorded live on 7 July 2021 at the Museum 't Kromhout, Amsterdam with Mariana Preda on panflutes & Juho Myllylä on Blockflutes (recorders) and electronics. 


Live concert premiere info:

Ambigu: Echoing the unknown 28 August 2021 at the Museum 't Kromhout.

quintet for clarinet, trumpet, violin, doublebass and piano

Highlighting the mechanical and urban qualities of each instrument as well as post-modern quality of life in the modern urban setting, Beton Ugolkí was composed half-way through my first year adapting to life in the world city of London.

Beton Ugolkí or 'Concrete Angles' was premiered by the Lontano Ensemble in February of 2020 in St. David's Room, London.

for two violins

Premiered and recorded in London in November 2019 by members of the Lontano Ensemble, Eliksokot captures the prevailing moments of calm amidst chaos.

PENDANTS & VIALS

for piano trio

Premiered as part of the final concert of the 2021 ICEBERG Composition Institute. Performed by Trio Immersio in Vienna, 29 July 2021.

++

for octet

A piece in two parts, I began ++ in order to highlight my personal experience of mitigating overstimulation. Following a chaotic and diversely textural opening which commands attention in multiple direction simultaneously, the work begins to create space for notable gestural independence and shared functionality between the parts. This sudden departure from the original soundscape and gradual process of grounding the ensemble is directly referential from my own experience.


Structurally the piece expands upon and imbeds multiple traditional chamber music forms within itself while simultaneously striving to acquire it's own narrative. This adding of formulaic content further into form and harmonic progressions within its own harmonic foundation.


"++" was selected as a finalist in the 5th Edition of the Bruno Maderna Composition Competition, sponsored by the Lviv Philharmonic Society. Premiered by KLKNEWMUSIC in July 2021 at the Lviv National Philharmonic, Ukraine.

MITHRIDATES

for orchestra

Premiered by the Moravian Philharmonic in April of 2019, Mithridates was my first large work for orchestra as well as my first collaboration with PARMA Recordings and the label Navona Records.

TORSO

for four violins and string orchestra

TORSO is a piece centered around sculpting the reaction of the human upper body to anxiety and uncertainty in sound.  


TORSO was premiered by the Janáček Filharmonie in Ostrava, Czechia on June 6th, 2020 and will be released on Navona Records on March 12, 2021.

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CLOUD THINGS

for fixed playback

Check out my most recent album here!