Hails, J. Performing the Scratch Orchestra's Nature Study Notes: creating and exploring a third sphere through improvised communal action. Manuscript submitted for publication
In June 2014, a disparate group of trained and untrained performers gathered together at the Chisenhale Dance Space to perform items from the Scratch Orchestra’s 1969 Nature S...
Fitch, L. & Hails, J. (2010). Failed Time, Successful Time, Shadowtime: An Interview with Brian Ferneyhough. In Paddison, M. & DELIÈGE, D. (Eds.). Contemporary Music: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives, 319-330. Ashgate. ISBN 978-0754604976
Hails, J. (2016). enlightenment. London, UK
Musical work for solo or duo microtonal trumpet(s) and fixed media.
04 November 2016
04 November 2016
Works for solo microtonal trumpet with electronics and video performed by Stephen Altoft. Includes world premiere of new work by John Hails.
Hails, J. (2016). for one
Musical work (duration 19') for oneunspecified melodic sustaining instrument. Work employs specific tuning related to just intervals.
Hails, J. (2015). for three. Print manuscript in possession of composer
Musical work (duration 41') for three unspecified melodic sustaining instruments. Work employs specific tuning related to just intervals.
Hails, J. (2014). enlightenment
Work for solo harp with optional fixed media. Written for harpist Milana Zaric to play and dedicated to the memory of the poet Simon Howard. First performance on 24th March 20...
Hails, J. (2014). Sh. Edinburgh, Scotland
Sh is a work for solo guitar that lasts around three minutes.
Hails, J. (2014). Pied Beauty. Edinburgh, Scotland
Composition for soprano and two scordatura violas (alternatively, for soprano and stereo fixed media playback)
Hails, J. (2012). EMG. Edinburgh, Scotland
Work for solo piano requested and first performed by Nicholas Ashton.
This work samples vertical chord structures from an earlier piece for piano (EVEN MORE GEESE), which itse...
Hails, J. (2011). DUO1. Edinburgh, Scotland
DUO1 is a work for two bass clarinets.
It was requested and first performed by Sarah Watts and Heather Roche.
This work forms part of a series of works exploring different way...
Hails, J. (2007). EMG 2008. Performed at Durham, United Kingdom. 4 December 2008 - 4 December 2008. (Unpublished)
The work was written for and dedicated to the performer and received its world premiere at the University of Durham Musicon Concert Series on 4th December, 2008
Hails, J. (2007). BE GOOD. Edinburgh, Scotland
Work for solo horn, dedicated to Elliott Carter on the occasion of his 100th birthday. First performed by Fergus Kerr on 28th September 2008.
Hails, J. (2003). De contemplationis digitis. Cheltenham, UK
In this piece, my research aim was to develop the contrary relationship of the flute (blown, sustained sound) to piano (struck, decaying sound) in the context of a playful for...
Hails, J. (2003). Lovesongs. London, UK
The research aims of this piece were to explore a tempo grid, using tempo ratios to construct a complex metrical texture in conjunction with the use of quotation to create for...
Hails, J. (2002). Cantus 1. London, UK
The objective in writing Cantus 1 was to produce a very controlled piece of violin writing using a limited number of pitches, while the piano plays a very passive role, quietl...
"This PhD project intends to address the ecological impact...