Ric Graebner

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Ric Graebner

Ric Graebner is a British contemporary classical music composer based in Brighton.

He studied at the Universities of Cambridge and York, and lectured at Southampton University in England, and at William Paterson College, New Jersey, US.

His music is characterised by the use of electronics and he has been broadcast internationally and performed by well-established ensembles such as Lontano and the Arditti Quartet. He is a member and currently chairman of the composers' collective New Music Brighton [1].

Main Works[edit]

  • Aspects of 3 tetrachords for tape, realised at Princeton University studio(1973). perf. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1976.
  • Thalia for 2 pianos (1975). perf. Southampton, 1975, 1977, Bowman/Graebner; Guildhall, London, 1979, Dawson-Lyell/Lester
  • String quartet 1 (1977). perf. 1979, Arditti; 1979, 1980 Guadagnini, Southampton, Hatfield, London. B.B.C. 1979.
  • Quintet (fl/cl/vn/va/vcl) (1981) commissioned by Lontano, perf. Southampton 1981, Lontano/Martinez.
  • Four movements for piano and baritone (1983). perf. Keele Anglo-American Conference, Keele 1983, Herford/Bowman. 1st perf. of revised work, Southampton, 1992, Herford/Bowman.
  • Trapeze Act (fl/ob/cl/bn/hn/vn/va/2 vcl)(1988) perf. London, Southampton, Winchester, 1991, Ventura.
  • Bérénice multimedia drama for soprano, 3 dancers and tape and projected images (1990-1). perf. Southampton,1993, Nunns, Banks, Knight, Xavier, choreography - Anna Carlisle, images - Larry Wakefield. Amsterdam Concertzender broadcast "220 volt".
  • Venus in Landscape for CD and images (1995); images - Wakefield. perf. Paris, Southampton 1996, Aberdeen, 1997. Amsterdam Concertzender broadcast "220 volt" 1996, B.B.C.,2002. CD - Metier,1998.
  • Resurge for tape (1997); images- Roger Pinnington, poetry - Argyros Ioannis. perf. Southampton, 1997. Broadcast Amsterdam Concertzender "220 volt", 1997. CD - Metier 1998.
  • Conversation with Clarinet (1999) for clarinet and CD. perf. Chichester 2000, Romano; Brighton 2003, Dummer.
  • Wind Quintet (2002). perf. Colchester 2003, Eastbourne 2004, Vega.
  • Naughty Plautus (2002) opera for Soprano, 6 actors, 1 dancer, clarinet, violin, percussionist (vibraphone,bongos,cymbals), bass guitar, piano.

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