Dominy Clements

If you are looking for real music, swiftly and professionaly prepared 
for any instrumental or vocal combination, has been known to raise the 
hairs on several of the toughest scalps, and useful for any purpose,
then you've chanced on the very place.  

I'm afraid I have no MP3 fragments or free samples at 
the moment, but you can order a CD with some of the best recordings
(and has some sound fragments).  

Here is a catalogue of available work. If you ask me, it's
all good stuff, but then, I'm biased. If you are an interested 
musician, or just interested in this musician, 
you can contact me on 

Brief Biog. 1964 vintage; I spent four years at The Royal Academy of Music 
in London, and subsequently two years at the Royal Conservatory in 
The Hague, with Louis Andriessen among others.  I've been living and 
working in The Netherlands ever since, writing for, 
and performing with various ensembles, as freelance flautist and composer.  
As well as all this, I work at the Royal Conservatory 
in The Hague as assistant co-ordinator of the composition 
department and Podium Manager.

Current catalogue 

Instrumentation is in lower case. 
Timings (where given) approximate to the nearest minute. 
Other abbreviations are:
DON = published by Donemus, Amsterdam (now 'Muziekgroep Nederland').
EMC = published by Experimental Music Catalogue (
FST = Written with funding from the Dutch "Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst".
P = instrumental parts available.  
R = Recorded
(R) = Recorded, badly.

Old Man Eloquent (1987)
Agony Slides (1989) P/R
Archilochian Bitterness (1992) DON/FST/P/R bscl(solo).2fl.ob.c/
Pinebender (1993/94) P/R(R)
A Little Dutch Snuff P (text:Clements. Winner, Icebreaker Composition 
Competition 1996)
Another Country (1999/2000) P/R 4picc.10fl.8altfl.8bsfl.cbfl 
(Netherlands Flute Orchestra)

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (3-6 players)
Inchoate Deuterium (1989) EMC P/R bscl.tub.pno.
Inchoate Deuterium (version 1997) P/R bscl.acc.pno.
Fitzroy Cocktail (1990) DON/P/R fl.4tet.
De Luiheid (1991) DON/P(R) 5 carillons
Iptych (1992) P/R
Two Lagrangian Functions (1992) DON/P/R 6 pianos (Winner, Piano Circus
Composition Competition 1992)
Down The Dutch Mines (1993)
Three Eustatic Movements (1993) P/R
Ultima Thule (1994) P 4vl.2vla.2vc.
Tichborne Dole (1994) P 2tr.hrn.trbne.tub.
For Nothing Now (text:Auden)(1995) EMC
Pietà (1996)12mins. P/R
Four Freedoms (1996) EMC P/R bsfl.bscl.acc.pno.
Law of Sod (1996) EMC P/R
Murder of Crows II (1997) EMC P/R lib.).pno.
Giggibus/The Pemtrithone Deletions/Yew (1997) DON/P/R
The Pemtrithone Deletions (1999 version) fl.bscl.pno.
Lonely Spirit Guiding (text:Poe)(1997) EMC P
Elasticite Secrete (1997) P recorder 4tet.
Elasticite Secrete II (1997) P
Spooky Fruit (1997) P/R cl.4tet. 6 mins.
Oscar's Wish (1997) P sax.4tet
Pocket Concerto No.1 (1997) EMC P
Pocket Symphony No.1 (1998) EMC P/R  fl.bscl.acc.pno.
Alamam Alemon (1999) R 15 mins. vl.horn.pno.
Graham's Pumps (2000) 2mins. 6 horns (fanfare)
The blue and the dim and the dark (2001) EMC 7 mins. fl.bscl.pno
To live at all is miracle enough (text: Mervyn Peake)(2001) EMC bariton.bascl.pno. 
Bluebell Woods (2001) fl.vla.harp
The Recurring Nightmare of Kubla Kahn (2004) fl.bscl.accordeon

Symphony in Spades (1991) P  symph. orch.
Ultima Thule (1994) P double string orch.
The Gnostic Ogdoads (1995) P(R) chamber orch.
Concerto in Esse (1997) piano concerto (finalist, 
Edvard Grieg Memorial Competition 1997/98)
Zeugma Zee (1998)5mins FST/P/R orch.& 2sax.
Lament for Kilcumein (1999)4mins
King Frederick's Troublesome Loop (2000) P 7 mins.2fl.2ob.2cl.2cor.2fg.str. 

See Who Blinks First (1989)(text:Clements) voice(sop.)piano
Murder of Crows (1989) R (winner, Arts For The Earth Festival,
Rainforest Composition Competition 1990) oboe.piano
The Phoenix and The Turtle (1990) (text:Shakespeare) R 
Epitaph (1991) (text:M.Armstrong) voice(bar.)piano
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see. (1991) (text:Shakespeare)
(R) voice(sop.)piano
Tale of Two (1992) DON/FST(R) bassflute.harpsichord
Transit (1992/93) violin duet
Peace, and be... (1993) (text:T.S. Eliot) voice(sop.)bassflute
Four Aeolian Mutations (1993) R violin.piano
Bluebell Woods (1994) R (text: Jennetta Clements) voice(sop.)harp
Breaking New Ground (1997) (text: Jennetta Clements) voice(sop.)harp
6 Scharrelminiaturen (1997) flute.cello
To Zante (Three Poe Songs 1998) voice(sop./msop.) piano
Extant-Extinct (1999) EMC ca4 mins.  bassclarinet/flute
Trois Depeches Pour L'Attend (Sonata, 1999) R 16mins.  cello.piano
Three Popular Songs (2001) (Ecce Puer, text: James Joyce; 
Kumrads Die text: E.E. Cummings, Jerusalem, text: W. Blake) 
voice(alt.) piano
Four Periphrastic Amphigouri (2002) R ca10 mins. flute.piano

Sonata (1989) R cello
The Aristotelian Causes (1989) DON carillon
Weight of Wind (1990) DON carillon
The Ephesian Calls (1990) DON carillon (3 octave)
Catchment, pigment, segment. (1990) DON clavichord/fortepiano
070 - 3259851 (1992) harpsichord
L'arrivée des Voyageurs (1992) recorder
Winter Eis (1993) piano
Holistic Sorites (1994) R piano
Sonata Gastronomica (1994) 10 mins. DON/R  bassflute
Sonata Malincoptimistica (1995) 4 min. piccolo
Mildurtai Honaurpou (1995) R clarinet
Breuddwyd Rhonabwy (1995) organ
SonatA-per-se (1995) 6 mins. flute
Sonnet:Sonata (1995) 8 mins. altflute
Dee Mills, Rent Due. (1998) harp
Three Wee Pieces for Josefien (1999) 3 mins. flute
Three Things (1999) R 4 mins. bassclarinet
Three Things (1999-2002) 4 mins. version for subcontrabassflute

For the Nederlands Fluitorkest
Debussy preludes (De pas sur la neige etc.)
C. Ives - Nought that Country Needeth and Intermezzo

C. Saint-Saens - Theme from Symphony nr.3 for TV ad
'Stichting Wakker Dier' (picc.fl.bsfl.subcontrabassfl.)

Producer: 'Haagsche Winter' (2002) and 'Faces'03' composers 
festivals at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. 

Further info. ensembles & projects

Ensembles & Projects: Sofa, Hofinger, 3-Orm, Les Plombières...
Muziekgroep Nederland: Dutch music publisher
Experimental Music Catalogue: Small unusual independant publisher
Lautareasca: Best Klezmer trio for miles
Joost's site: further (Dutch) information about SOFA etc.

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