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Unsuk Chin Unsuk Chin Unsuk Chin
Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2024

Unsuk Chin

Works

Unsuk Chin's works have been published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes since 1994.

 

Opera

Alice in Wonderland
2004-07
Opera in eight scenes

 

Full Orchestra

Alice in Wonderland

Prelude to Scene V
2007 2 min 30 sec
for orchestra

Chorós Chordón
2017, rev. 2020 11 min
for orchestra

Frontispiece for orchestra
(Frontispiz für Orchester)
2019 8 min
for orchestra

Mannequin
2014-15 27 min
Tableaux vivants for orchestra

Rocaná
(Room of Light)
2008 21 min
for orchestra

SPIRA - Concerto for orchestra
2019 19 min
for orchestra

subito con forza
2020 5 min 30 sec
for orchestra

 

Chamber Orchestra

Graffiti
2012-13 23 min
for large ensemble

 

Solo Instrument and Orchestra

Cello Concerto
2006-8, rev.2013
30 min

for cello and orchestra

Clarinet Concerto
2014 25 min
for clarinet and orchestra

Double Concerto
(Doppelkonzert)
2002 20 min
for piano, percussion and ensemble

Piano Concerto
1996-97 25 min
for piano and orchestra

Šu
2009 21 min
for sheng and orchestra

Violin Concerto
2001 27 min
for violin and orchestra

 

Voice(s) and Orchestra

Miroirs des temps
1999, rev.2001
36 min

for ATTB soloists and orchestra. Contains transcriptions of Johannes
Ciconia’s 'Mercé, o morte' and 'Je suis trestout d’amour raimpli' (traditional, Cyprus)

Miroirs des temps (alternative version)
1999, rev.2001 19 min
for ATTB soloists and orchestra. Does not include transcriptions of Johannes
Ciconia’s 'Mercé, o morte' and 'Je suis trestout d’amour raimpli' (traditional, Cyprus) from original version

Puzzles and Games from Alice in Wonderland
2017 23 min
for soprano and orchestra

Scenes from Alice in Wonderland
2004-07/2010-11 40 min
for soprano, mezzo soprano and orchestra

Le Silence des Sirènes
(The Silence of the Sirens)
2014 16 min
for soprano and orchestra

snagS&Snarls
2003-04 16 min
for soprano and orchestra

 

Choral and Orchestra

Le Chant des Enfants des Étoiles
The Song of the Children of the Stars
2015-16 40 min
children's choir, SATB chorus, organ and symphony orchestra

Kalá
2000 32 min
for soprano and bass soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra

Die Troerinnen
(Trojan Women)
1986, rev.1990 22 min
for 3 female singers, female chorus and orchestra

 

Ensemble

cosmigimmicks
a musical pantomime for seven instrumentalists

2011-12 24 min
for ensemble

Fanfare chimérique
2010-11, arr. 2019 14 min 30 sec
for two ensembles of wind and brass with electronics

Fantaisie mécanique
1994, rev.1997 13 min
for five instrumentalists

Gougalon
Szenen aus einem Straßentheater
(Scenes from a Street Theater)
2009/2011 24 min
for ensemble

ParaMetaString
1996 20 min
for string quartet and tape

Xi
1998 23 min
for ensemble and electronics

 

Ensemble and Chamber with Voice(s)

Akrostichon-Wortspiel
(Acrostic-Wordplay)

1991, rev.1993 17 min
Seven scenes from fairy-tales for soprano and ensemble

Cantatrix Sopranica
(Soprano Singer)
2004-05 26 min
for two sopranos, countertenor and ensemble

Ma fin est mon commencement Mon commencement est ma fin
1999 6 min
for ATTB soloists and ensemble (third movement of 'Miroirs des temps')

Miroirs des temps
Je suis trestout d´amour raimpli
for countertenor, violin and cello

Puzzles and Games from Alice in Wonderland (ensemble version)
2017 arr. 2019 20 min
for soprano and ensemble

 

Piano

Piano Etude No.1 (in C)
1999, rev.2003 3 min
for solo piano

Piano Etude No.2 (Sequenzen)
1995, rev.2003 3 min
for solo piano

Piano Etude No.3 (Scherzo ad libitum)
1995, rev.2003 2 min
for solo piano

Piano Etude No.4 (Scalen)
1995, rev.2003 2 min
for solo piano

Piano Etude No.5 (Toccata)
2003 3 min
for solo piano

Piano Etude No.6 (Grains)
2000 3 min
for piano solo

Piano Etudes
1995-2003 16 min
for piano solo

 

Instrumental

Alice in Wonderland
Advice from a caterpillar

2007 5 min
for solo bass clarinet

Allegro ma non troppo
1994/98 13 min
version for solo percussion and tape

Double Bind?
2007 17 min
for violin and electronics

 

Vocal

snagS&Snarls
Unsuk Chin, arranged by Holger Groschopp

2003-04 (arr.2014) 16 min
arranged for soprano and piano

 

Choral

Nulla est finis - a prelude to 'Spem in alium'
2019
3 min

for 40 voices a cappella choir

 

Miscellaneous

Gradus ad Infinitum
1989 11 min
for tape