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Erin Thomson

Music Portfolio

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Solo

Moved to Tiers

for solo horn in F (2021) min. 7' 00

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Composed in collaboration with Anya Liggns as a result of the RCS Brass department composer residency.

The Puppy

for bassett horn, with narrator (2020) 3' 00"

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Composed for Sarah Watts under her call for scores for "Feed the Hound", 'the puppy is a comical piece inspired by my puppy, Nala.

Released under an album of the same name, raising funds for the Kit Wilson Trust

Dadirri

a series of miniatures for solo instruments (2020) 17' 30"

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Composed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Recorded in collaboration with fellow RCS students: 

Adam Lee, Michael O'Rourke, Seungyeon Lee, Faidon Nalbantis, Ines Mayhew-Begg, Hannah Higson and Lois Kirk. 

An Coineach-enya-n

for Bb Clarinet (2020) 7' 00"

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Composed for, and recorded by Joanna Nicholson of Red Note Ensemble, as part of their Digital Noisy Nights call for scores. 

 

Solo (with Electronics)

Dùthchas

for soprano and electronics (2022) 7' 30

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Composed and recorded in collaboration with Stephanie Lamprea.

Linger to Sea

for solo violin and reverb (2021) c. 5' 49"

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Awarded first prize in the Walter and Dinah Wolfe Memorial Award 202.

Premiered by Daniel Pioro as part of PLUG festival 2021. 

Infinite Kaleidoscope

for flute and tape (2020) 7' 00"

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Commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in collaboration with the University of St. Andrews, and inspired by the research of Stuart Burrell. Written for Tilly Coutlon, and performed by Eva Wardlow in Explorathon 2020. 

 

Duo

and what will remain?...

for double bass and marimba (2021) 5' 00"

Commissioned by Sound Scotland as part of their Composer's Development Opportunity. 

Premiered by Iain Crawford and Tom Hunter of Red Note Ensemble as part of Soundfestival 2021.

Focussed on Obscurity

for violin and cello (2020) 5' 00"

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Premiered by members of the Red Note Ensemble, as part of their Digital Noisy Nights call for scores. 

Call it Eternity

for violin and cello (2020) 9' 00

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Commissioned for Gaia Duo to be premiered in PLUG 2020 (cancelled).

Premiered in the RCS Ledger Recital Room in 2020. 

Conflict

for piano duet (4 hands, 1 piano)  (2017) 3' 30

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Commissioned for PLUG 2017 by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Premiered in the RCS Ledger Recital Room in 2018 by Alexandra Standing and Penelope Watson. 

 

Small Ensemble

The Graceful Art of Walking on Stilts

for saxophone trio (2022) 12' 00"

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Workshopped in schools for children with additional support needs.

To be premiered in the Usher Hall in January 2023.

The Rising Tides

for String Quartet (2021) 4' 00"

Premiered by the Orkney Camerata in May 2022 at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. The piece was composed for the George Mackay Brown Centenary under the theme continuity and change. 

Divided Light

for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello (2021) c. 12' 00"

Commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for their 2021 Plug Festival.

Premiered and recorded by members of the Red Note Ensemble in May 2021.


Dee

for flute, violin and cello (2019) 9' 00"

Composed alongside the Red Note Ensemble as a part of Sound Scotland's "Go Compose!" workshop. 

Premiered in Banchory in October 2019.

 

Brass Band

Through the Headlights

for double brass trio (2021) 6' 30"

Tpt, Hn, Tbn (x2)

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Composed in collaboration with the RCS Brass department as part of their composer residency.

Premiered by students studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Stevenson Hall.

Gwerz à la Drone

for ten-piece brass ensemble (2020) 7' 00"

4Tpt, 1Hn, 3Tbn, 1BTbn, 1Tba

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Composed for the RCS Brass Department as part of the residency, originally intended for their Auld Alliance concert (cancelled). 

Fanfare for John Wallace

for ten-piece brass ensemble (2019) 1' 30"

Composed in celebration of John Wallace's 70th Birthday.

Premiered in the John Wallace @ 70 concert series at RCS.

 

Orchestral

Pentimentum

for symphony orchestra (2022) 12' 00"

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Premiered in June 2022 by Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The piece was  performed in a concert celebrating Martyn's 30 year relationship with the orchestra.

 

Vocal

Dùthchas

for soprano and electronics (2022) 7' 30

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Composed and recorded in collaboration with Stephanie Lamprea.

Time

for bass and piano (2018) 4' 00"

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Recorded by RCS students Alexandra Standing and Ross Fettes in 2018.