COMPOSITIONS (selected)


Hugill's first composition was written aged 11. His career has encompassed both instrumental and digital composition, and he has received commissions from many performers and organisations, including Arts Council England, the BBC, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, and the Elysian Singers. In the early 1980s he founded the legendary performing ensemble 'George W. Welch'. Much of his work explores the encounter between 'music' and 'sound' and delights in surprising and unexpected combinations of both. Since Ménière's Disease destroyed much of his hearing in 2009, his compositional career has taken a different turn and he now actively explores aural diversity and the musical consequences of hearing impairment. Recordings of selected pieces are available through Soundcloud. Several have been issued on CD. Click 'More ...' for scores and further information about each piece.

Title
Date
Listen
Duration
Description
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"Where two rivers meet,
the water is never calm"
2019
8'
Solo diplacusis piano
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Kelston Birdsong
2019
10'
Bird songs, flute, clarinet,
marimba/vibes, viol, keyboard
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St. George's Island revisited
2019
4'
flute, clarinet, marimba, viol, keyboard
The Imaginary Voyage
2015
n/a
Interactive website (incomplete)
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Logical Grammar 16
2014
4'
16 voices (sung by Juliet Fraser)
Logical Grammar 12
2014
4'
12 voices (sung by Juliet Fraser)
Logical Grammar 8
2014
4'
8 voices (sung by Juliet Fraser)
Logical Grammar 4
2014
4'
4 voices (sung by Juliet Fraser)
Rossum's Universal Replicants
2014
n/a
Mini online opera, with Martin Rieser
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Secret Garden
2014
n/a
Multimedia installation, with Martin Rieser
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Land of Lace
2014
10'
Online operatic aria. Animations: Jo Lawrence.
Amorphous Isle
2014
n/a
Interactive website. Design: Lee Scott
Isle of Cack
2014
n/a
Interactive website. Design: Lee Scott
Animal Stories 1: In the Forest
2011
29' 30"
Installation piece
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Animal Stories 2: In the Meadow
2011
22'
Installation piece
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Animal Stories 3: Under the Sea
2011
27'
Installation piece
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The Lion and the Eagle
2011
5'
Dirty Electronics Ensemble
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City Soundings
2011
12'
Collaborative radiophonic composition
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Four Interludes: I
2009
7'
fl, cl, a.sax, t. sax, tpt, kbd, pno, strgs.
Four Interludes: II
2009
7'
xyl, mar, drum, el. gtr.
Four Interludes: III
2009
7'
pno duet, bells, vib, drum.
Four Interludes: IV
2009
8'
fl, cl, a.sax, t. sax, tpt, kbd, pno, strgs.
St. George's Island Chorale
2009
4'
Orchestra or brass ensemble
or chamber ensemble
Valse des cure-dents
(Waltz of the toothpicks)
2007
2'
Piano solo
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Another Slight List
2004
18'
Fl, d.bass, pno, org, perc. 
Pianolith
2003
12'
Piano and grinding rocks sounds
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Nicholas through the Mist
2003
5'
Electroacoustic
One Hundred Thousand Billion Songs
2003
25'
Voice and piano.
Words: Raymond Queneau, transl. Stanley Chapman
Timestretch
2001
8'
Picc, 2 Fls, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, B. Cl,
Cb. Cl, 2 Bsns, CBsn,
4 Hns, 2 Tpts, 2 T. Tbns, 2 B. Tbns, Tba,
Timps, Perc (4 players),
Strgs + digital sounds. 
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Sonneries Parfumees
2000
8'
Piano solo 
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Fete donnée...
2000
3'
Piano solo 
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Symphony for Cornwall
1999
35'
Fl (d. Picc, Alto, Bass), 2 Obs,
Cl (d. Bass Cl), 2 Bsns (one d. Contra),
2 Fr. Hns., Perc (d. MIDI marimba)
Tape, .4.3.2.1 Strings (D.Bass amplified)
+ digital sounds. 
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Island Symphony
1999
70'
Picc, 2 Fls (1 d. Alto), 2 Obs, C.A.,
53 Cls, B.Cl., 2 Bsns, C-Bsn,
4 Horns, 1 Flgl., 3 Tpts (1 d. D trumpet),
2 Ten. Tbns., 1 B.Tbn (d. digeridoo), 1 Tba,
SATB Sax,
Perc. (4 players), Timps, Keyboards (piano/synth/sequencer),
Harp, Strings. 
Island Symphony
1996
70'
Electroacoustic
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Les Origines humaines
1995
40'
SATB Choir (36 voices)
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Nocturne
1995
23'
2 pianos and percussion
...
modal spaces
1994
3 hours
Site-specific installation
Clinamen
1994
10'
Electroacoustic
Delay in Glass
1993
11'
Electroacoustic
O Pax Aetherna
1993
30'
Multiple pianos
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"Uspud" by Erik Satie
1992
35'
Harmonium, pno, clt, tba, strg quartet, perc.
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Bachelor Machine
1992
40'
Percussion (single player)
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Brisset Rhymes
1990
25'
Soprano and early instruments
Doublemain
1988
10'
cl or vln & pno, or vln & gtr,
or chamber ensmebles
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Phoenix Phanphare
1988
3'
Massed clarinets, tpt, horn,
2 trbs, tuba, snare drum.
Perles de l'opera
1988
18'
Chamber ensemble and tape
Kodok
1988
13'
Tuba, glock, vibes, marimba, piano, perc.
Catalogue de grenouilles
1987
c. 15'
Frog calls, piano and flexible ensemble
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Simon and Ennoia
1987
12'
Bass cl, vibes, mar,
vln, vla, cello. 
Eastward Oh
1987
26'
Solo cello, cl, tuba, vibes, mar,
perc, piano, vln, vla
White Epiphany
1986
1'
Electronic
To End. Caruso Sang Figure 1
1984
Endless
Electronic
Sabotherm
1984
10'
2 violas
A Slight List
1984
18'
Piano duet, guitar, marimba, gong,
tuba, vln, vla, cello.
Phaon
1983
12'
Chamber ensemble
A.SC.H.
1983
6'
Electric guitar, piano, bongos.
A Worker Speaks
1983
c. 30'
Multiple pianos, tapes.
Clarinette Quintette
1981
26'
Clarinet and string quartet
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Bride, teeming with sweet to the Bridegroom
1980
9'
Piano solo
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Phaon
1979
12'
4 harmoniums
Perles de l'opera
1978
18'
2 voices, 2 pnos 8 hands, tuba, drum,
or chamber ensemble

 

CD RECORDINGS


Pataphysical Piano: the sounds and silences of Andrew Hugill (2010)

Single-composer CD of music for piano, performed by Taina Niemela, Isabel Chaplais, Adam Swayne, Richard Uttley, Paul Kean, Karis Stretton.

Bouquet of Sounds (2007)

A CD compilation of electroacoustic works by Simon Atkinson, Pierre Couprie, Leigh Landy, Richard Hemmings, Chrtistopher Hobbs, Rob Weale, John Richards, Simon Emmerson, Peter Batchelor, Rick Nance, Bret Battey, Sophy Smith, Andrew Hugill, Ximena Alarcón, Ron Herrema

'Pataphysics (2005)

A Hugill-curated CD with accompanying booklet commissioned by Sonic Arts Network. Tracks by: Alphonse Allais, Alfred Jarry, Marcel Duchamp, Percy Grainger, Boris Vian, Harpo Marx, Luc Etienne, Jean Dubuffet, Robert Wyatt & Hugh Hopper, Gavin Bryars, Nigey Lennon, Christopher Hobbs, Andrew Hugill, Frédéric Inigo, Gullibloon, John Levack Drever, Neil Salley, Ramuntcho Matta, Marc Battier.

Island Symphony (1995)

Single-composer CD (no longer available)