MRD-Works List, Chronological
This page is, at present, under construction. Below is a near-complete listing of my works in chronological order. Future versions of the works list will be searchable by various criteria, and score/recording/parts availablity will be indicated. If you wish to perform, support or just want further information on any of the works, please contact me

100-150 (2017)
Violating Rule 14L
for piano, electronics, train horn


0827_17 (2017)
Aubade
for piano


Reflections on Anger's Tintamarre (2017)
for synthesizer
co-composed with j. hubert anger


North 44.748 (2017)
i. gloaming
ii. 45.323
iii. aubade
for piano, electronics


MB 50 North (2017)
for piano, live electronics


the Employed (2017)
Piano Sonatina 4 - alternate non-solo remix
for piano, electronics, actor


Piano Sonatina 4 (2017)
the Employed
for piano


for we have slain the night (2016)
i. for we ...
ii. thoughts of the owls and bats and insects
iii. the universe swallowed by poison light
iv. ... have slain the night
for piano, electronics


Piano Sonatina 3 (2016)
for piano


a feeling of ... end (2016)
for piano


The Launch of the Timpanic (2016)
for Timpani


3 Short Pieces About Beethoven (2016)
Fantasiacal Night
The Yellowhammer's Dreams
Calming Pulsations
for piano
co-composed with l.v. Beethoven, c. Ives


Ishtar Gate (2016)
Ishtar Gate - wind quintet remix
for variable - multiple versions projected


North 47.826 (2016)
i. prelude
2. meet
iii. nocturne
4. depart
v. postlude
for piano, live and recorded electronics
Premiere:
2016-04-23; mmmmConcerts presents New and Used Music; Michael Dobinson - electronics, Marco Burak - piano


The Mahlerial Sketchbook (2016)
1. Shards of Alma
2. Only You/I know where it all began
3. My World, Not Theirs
4. MAHLERia out ...
for piano, live and pre-recorded electronics
co-composed with Gustav Mahler, Alma Schindler
Premiere:
2016-04-23; mmmmConcerts presents New and Used Music; Michael Dobinson - electronics, Michel Allard - piano


Still Waters and Stark Forests (2015)
1 prelude
2 flowing water
3 still waters
4 meeting waters
5 stark forests
6 mixing waters
for piano, optional electronics


Musashi Reflections (2015)
Fantasia on Themes of Coscina
for piano, pre-recorded electronics


Alien Ceremonial Music (2015)
Mode 1 sequence
Mode 3
for electronics


A questionable sonic account Of pointless travels (2015)
Travelling Music 15_09_20-23
1. dreams of a hogtown escape
2. night chorus : englehart
3. trackwork chase
4. air crash investigation in a hotel
5. morning chorus : hearst
6. horne pain crossing
for pre-recorded electronics


Clouds Over Titan: Neptune Rising (2014)
version for piano, organ, electronics and choir
for piano, organ, electronics, woman's choir


Cassandra's Hymn to the Sun (2014)
from "Cassandra"
for piano + women's choir, OR piano, organ, electronics
text(s) by Aeschylus, from "Agammemnon" in translation by Robert Browning


Epigram (lamenting vengeance) (2014)
for piano, women's choir (SSAA)
text(s) by adapted from Aeschylus's "Agammemnon" in translation by Robert Browning


Lochs and Quays (2014)
Locks and Keys
for piano, percussion, electronics


Superior Sketches (2014)
for piano, optional electronics


chimeric features creep ... (2014)
for piano, pre-recorded electronics, live electronics


Keys (2014)
for keys, electronic processing, electronics


Sonatina with 4 notes (2014)
One note per movement
for piano


WATER POLLUTION CONTROLS (2013)
for Electronics
text(s) by (inspired by a call for civil enigineering proposals)
Premiere:
2013-11-16; mmmmConcerts 2013 - Voices 2; Michael Dobinson, electronics


Suite #1 for Piano 4 Hands (2013)
Flat Prelude
Fives
Tintinabulation
MOTORic
Moonrise and Nocturne
March
for piano 4 hands


Nocturne: Night Feeding (2013)
for voice (soprano), piano, electronics
Premiere:
2013-11-16; mmmmConcerts 2013 - Voices 2; Barb Redden, voice - Marco Burak, piano - Michael Dobinson, electronics


... or leave our bones upon them (2013)
for voice (baritone), percussion, live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2013-05-04; mmmmConcerts 2013 - Voices; Michael Dobinson, voice/percussion/electronics


COMMUTATION (2013)
i : Prelude : Georgetown : Winter In The Trees
ii : Toccata : Halton Sub : Blowing Snow
iii : Postlude : Bramalea : Gray Slush
for piano, organ, synthetic voice, live and recorded electronics
Premiere:
2013-05-04; mmmmConcerts 2013 - Voices; Marco Burak; organ, Michel Allard; piano, Michael Dobinson; electronics


3 Littoral Night Pieces (2012)
Tippecanoe River, 8-9 November 1811
Niagara River, 15 August 1814
Stoney Creek, 6 June 1813
for piano, electronics
Premiere:
2012-11-03; mmmmConcerts - The War of 2012 Bicentenary Season, Zion Lutheran Stratford ON Canada. Michael Dobinson - electronics, Michel Allard - piano


The Wreck of the Nancy (2012)
for organ, piano, live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2012-11-03; mmmmConcerts - The War of 2012 Bicentenary Season, Zion Lutheran Stratford ON Canada. Michael Dobinson - electronics, Marco Burak - organ, Michel Allard - piano


The Inundation of Crysler's Farm (2012)
for piano, organ, pre-recorded electronics, live electronics
Premiere:
2012-05-12; mmmmConcerts, The War of 2012 Bicentenary Season Stratford ON Canada.


Brock's Monuments (2012)
for piano (mezzo-soprano), organ, flute, voice, pre-recorded electronics, live electronics
Premiere:
2012-05-12; mmmmConcerts, The War of 2012 Bicentenary Season Stratford ON Canada.


Northland Autumn (2011)
for piano, organ, live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2011-11; mmmmConcerts at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford ON; Michel Allard, piano; Marco Burak, organ; Michael Dobinson, electronics


7 Pieces for Much Bigger Fingers Vol. 2 (2011)
Perpetual Velocity
Relative Views
Beethoven Takes The Bus
IGc
Epipelagic Nocturne
Speedy Blues
Decaying Monuments
for piano


Voyager 2 (2011)
for piano, organ, synthi, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2011-05-28; mmmmConcerts at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Stratford ON; Michel Allard, piano; Marco Burak, organ; Michael Dobinson, synthi and computer


Piano Sonata 5 (2011)
the Unemployed
i. allegro
ii. pre-romanza
iii. post-romanza
iv. finale
for piano solo


Nocturne: Galactic Scenes (2011)
for piano, ?pre-recorded electronics


Postlude in Db Major (2011)
for piano


Piano Sonata 3 (2010)
Alien Air, No Dances
for piano solo


7 Pieces for Much Bigger Fingers Vol. 1 (2010)
Acquisitions
Decorations
Fantasia
Hockets
Dodecaphonic Impromptu
Water Music
Sonatina in 5
for piano


Piano Sonata 6 (2010)
in 6 movements on 6 notes
i. prelude
ii. fugue
iii. blues
iv. scherzo
v. adagio
vi. tocatta
for piano solo
Premiere:
2010-11-20; mmmmConcerts at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Stratford ON; Michel Allard, piano


DT0-308 (2009)
for percussion, live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2009-11-14; mmmm Concert at St. Paul's: Michael Dobinson; electronics and percussion


Sunset (2009)
for piano, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2009-11-14; mmmm Concert at St. Paul's: Marco Burak; piano


Victoria Day 2002 (2009)
for electronics


Sonatina in A (2008)
March
De-Romanza
Scherzo
for piano


Mac Yard Song (2008)
for pe-recorded electronics


Pieces For Bigger Fingers Vol. 1 (2008)
Spring Song
SNAP
Water Music
Switches
Hockets
Tundra
Postlude
for piano


Pieces For Bigger Fingers Vol. 2 (2008)
Prelude
Toccata
Addition and Subtraction
Sonatina
The Imperial Dance
Scherzo
Postlude
for piano


Pieces For Medium Sized Fingers Vol. 1 (2007)
Minimal Choices
Monastic Impressions
Scherzando
October Indecision Blues
Changing Sides
Night Over Lake Ontario
The Balinad
for piano


Pieces For Medium Sized Fingers Vol. 2 (2007)
3 Variants On A Prelude
Passacaglia
Arioso
Trainpeople's Blues
Nocturne: Dark Starry Night
Scherzo Deux
Dance and Trio
for piano


Green to Gray (2006)
for live and pre-recorded electronics


Nix (2006)
for chamber group, pre-recorded electronics


City Scenes Suite (2006)
Traffic Patterns
Greek Town
Stained Glass Windows
Rush Hour
City Still Life
Traffic Around the Park
for piano


7 Pieces for Increasingly Less Little Fingers (2006)
Prelude
Level Crossings Are Irritating 1
Straight and Swung Blues
Goblins And Trolls
Trip, Return Trip
Sympathies
Heroic Piece
for piano


8 Pieces For Less Little Fingers (2006)
Prelude ... Canon
Patterns
The Unwritten Rules Blues
March; The Martian Holst Is Coming
The Lost And Found Beats Waltz
Lullaby ... without counting! (sheep)
Fixity (theme and variations)
Postlude
for piano


Thundersnow (2006)
for bell, live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2006-02-21; "Cold" solo show: The Ambient Ping; The Hacienda, 794 Bathurst at Bloor St., Toronto ON


unCold, unClear Winter (2006)
for live synthi synthesizer, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2006-02-21; "Cold" solo show: The Ambient Ping; The Hacienda, 794 Bathurst at Bloor St., Toronto ON


Experimental Train Traffic Controls in Winter (2006)
for live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2006-02-21; "Cold" solo show: The Ambient Ping; The Hacienda, 794 Bathurst at Bloor St., Toronto ON


Piano Sonata 4 (2005)
Lost Rails
i. prologue
ii. the abandoned train bridge
iii. GP7 ... the end of steam
iv. pastorale: a squirrel at the end of steel
v. epilogue
for piano solo
Premiere:
2006-07-17; Summer Sizzle 2006; Palmerston Ontario. ABRIDGED, mmts 1,2,4,5 played. Performed by Lucas and Keegan Lazarus


7 Pieces for Little Fingers (2005)
Conforming
Being Contrary
Resting Song
Pedal Impressions
Pausing
Train Ride
Ghost Notes
for piano


Kyoto Bells (2005)
Smog in February
for 2 electric keyboards, electric violin or keyboard, pre-recorded electronics
text(s) by George W. Bush, Environment Canada Press Release
Premiere:
2005-03-30; Canadian Electronic Ensemble, The Ambient Ping; The Hacienda, 794 Bathurst at Bloor St., Toronto ON


Piano Sonata 2 (2005)
for piano solo


Ganymede (2004)
for voice (soprano), live electronic processing
Premiere:
2004-02-15; Music Gallery Benefit, Feb. 15 2004; The Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W; performed by Janice Jackson (soprano) and Michael Dobinson (processing)


Sonata for Violin and Electronics (2004)
for electric violin, live electronics
Premiere:
2004-07; Sound Symposium XII; St. John's Newfoundland
Other performances:
2004-10-24; Canadian Electronic Ensemble presents "Symposium Redux", the Music Gallery , Toronto ON


Only Fools (2004)
for percussion trio, electric fans
Premiere:
2004-05-29; Earshot Concerts; The Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W., Toronto ON
Broadcasts:
2004; CBC, Two New Hours Broadcast


Phobos (2003)
for live electronicst
Premiere:
2002-12-08; the Canadian Electronic Ensemble; the Music Gallery, Toronto ON


Deimos (2003)
for live electronics
Premiere:
2003-06-19; Canadian Electronic Ensemble; June 19, 2003, the Music Gallery, St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto
Other performances:
2003-08-07; The Canadian Electronic Ensemble at Jusqu'aux oreilles / Up to your ears; Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal QC


5 Dilatory Night Pieces (2002)
for electric violin, "pancho", piano, percussion, live and pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2002-11-07; "Elements"; The Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W. Toronto ON


Continental Shelf (2001)
for piano, live and pre-recorded electronics, violin
Premiere:
2001-05-11; Oiseaux Exotiques presents "Live at St. George", the Guerilla Gallery, St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto ON
Other performances:
2001; Oiseaux Exotiques presents "Private Performance at the Casa De Bird"


Oiseaux Aliens (2001)
for piano, live and pre-recorded electronics
co-composed with David Bird
Premiere:
2001-05-11; Oiseaux Exotiques presents "Live at St. George", the Guerilla Gallery, St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto ON
Other performances:
2001-03-03; Oiseaux Exotiques present "Music at St. John's", March 3 2001; St. John's Anglican Church, 288 Humberside, Toronto ON
2009-11-14; mmmmConcerts at St. Paul's Anglican Church 2009, Stratford ON; Michael Dobinson, piano and electronics; David Bird (recorded), piano
Broadcasts:
2001-04; Music Gallery Radio
2001-2005; partial performance included on Music Gallery website


Europa (2001)
for processed recorder, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2001-03-03; Oiseaux Exotiques present "Music at St. John's", March 3 2001; St. John's Anglican Church, 288 Humberside, Toronto ON
Other performances:
2001-05-11; Oiseaux Exotiques presents "Live at St. George", the Guerilla Gallery, St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto ON
2006-02-21; "Cold" solo show: The Ambient Ping; The Hacienda, 794 Bathurst at Bloor St., Toronto ON
2010-11-20; mmmmConcerts at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Stratford ON. Michael Dobinson, electric recorder


Water Music (2001)
for piano, voice (speaker), live and pre-recorded electronics, percussion, tape
text(s) by Thomas Hood
Premiere:
2001-03-03; Oiseaux Exotiques present "Music at St. John's", March 3 2001; St. John's Anglican Church, 288 Humberside, Toronto ON


The Seas of Triton (2001)
for electric violin, percussion, live electronic quartet
Premiere:
2001-06-21; Canadian Electronic Ensemble presents "Hic Sunt Leones"; the Guerilla Gallery, St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto ON


Tundra (2001)
for piano
Premiere:
2001-03-03; Oiseaux Exotiques present "Music at St. John's", March 3 2001; St. John's Anglican Church, 288 Humberside, Toronto ON


Voyager (2000)
for electric violin, live electronic quartet
Premiere:
2000-06-03; Canadian Electronic Ensemble presents "No Added Philosophy"; the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W. Toronto ON
Other performances:
2001-03-03; Oiseaux Exotiques present "Music at St. John's", March 3 2001; St. John's Anglican Church, 288 Humberside, Toronto ON


Memorial (2000)
the Naval Ships Memorial at Burlington (rev.2017)
for live electronics, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
2000-12-01; Canadian Electronic Ensemble presents "REAKTOR"; the Guerilla Gallery, St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St., Toronto ON


Spring Song (2000)
for piano


Borealis (1999)
for electric violin, electric pan pipe/slide whistle, live electronic quartet
Premiere:
1999-12-11; the Canadian Electronc Ensemble presents "Snake Eyes"; the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W., Toronto ON


Immobile Transformations (1999)
for voice (speaker), piano, digital piano, electronics
co-composed with David Bird
text(s) by Oscar Wilde
Premiere:
1999-06-09; Film For Music For Film
Other performances:
1999-06-10; Film For Music For Film


Cold, Clear Winter (1999)
for violin, electric pan pipe, live electronics
Premiere:
1999; Canadian Electronic Ensemble Show
Other performances:
2000-06-03; Canadian Electronic Ensemble presents "No Added Philosophy"; the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W. Toronto ON
2001-03-03; Oiseaux Exotiques present "Music at St. John's", March 3 2001; St. John's Anglican Church, 288 Humberside, Toronto ON


Overdrive (1998)
for orchestra
Premiere:
1999-04-10; Subdury Symphony Orchestra, "Romance in Russia", cond: ; Fraser Hall Sudbury ON


The Triumph of Industry (1998)
for electric violin, live electronic trio, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
; CEE Concert (date not recorded, placeholder)


Eight Scenes for Trio (1997)
for violin, cello, piano
Premiere:
?????; Composers' Orchestra under Gary Kulesha


Concerto for Celesta and Chamber Orchestra (1997)
for celesta, chamber orchestra


LPM (1997)
for live electronic trio
co-composed with Larry Lake, Paul Stillwell
Premiere:
; CEE Concert (date not recorded, placeholder)
Recordings:
1997; CEE Live; Trappist Records


Enjoying the Outdoors (1997)
for piano 4 hands/duet?


Studying Subatomic Particles from the Sun for Those Who Enjoy the Outdoors (1995)
for orchestra
Premiere:
1996-05-09; Subdury Symphony Orchestra, Sudbury ON


String Quartet (1994)
for string quartet
Other performances:
?????; Composers' Orchestra under Gary Kulesha, Reading Session


Three Miniatures for Trio (1994)
i. Old Adventures
ii. Meditation
iii. Mysterioso
for flute, cello, piano
Premiere:
1995-06-09; Ardaleana presents "The White Horse": Laurie Glencross, flute; Brenda Muller, cello; Ann Edwards, piano
Other performances:
1995-06-10; Ardaleana presents "The White Horse": Laurie Glencross, flute; Brenda Muller, cello; Ann Edwards, piano
?????; Ardaleana Trio; Guelph


The Rubaiyyat (1994)
for voice (soprano), flute, santur (or electronic keyboard), percussion, pre-recorded electronics
text(s) by Omar Khyyam
Premiere:
1994-10-14; Asymetriks Composers' Collective, the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W., Toronto ON; Nancy Nourse, flute; Suba Sankaran, voice; Michael Dobinson, electronics


Nonessence (1993)
Nonette
for english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, vibraphone, percussion, piano, keyboard/organ
Other performances:
1994; reading session by Composer's Orchestra


Systemic Tyrannies (1993)
for orchestra


Random Conversations (1993)
for 4 bells, chimes, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
1993; University of Western Ontario Student Composers Concert
Other performances:
1993-11-07; Darkness and Light; a concert of New Music: Anita Hardeman - Bavani Sankaran - David Bird - Lia Pas, bells; Michael Dobinson, chimes and electronics
1993-02-18; New and Used Music, London ON: Anita Hardeman - Marco Burak - Romina di Gasbarro - John Sherlock, bells; Michael Dobinson, chimes and electronics


Nadene (1992)
version for orchestra
for orchestra
Other performances:
1992; reading session by the University of Western Ontario Student Orchestra


Terra Firma (1992)
for orchestra


Dream Journey / Obsessions (1992)
for flute (or wind instrument), live electronics, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
1993-11-07; Darkness and Light; a concert of New Music: Sreten Marilovic, flute; Michael Dobinson, electronics
Other performances:
1992/3-05-30; New Chamber Music; The Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St., Toronto ON: Jenn Wardle, saxophone; Michael Dobinson, electronics


Indiscriminate Causalities No. 1 (1992)
for piano, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
1992-11-03; Student Composers' Recital, University of Western Ontario, von Kuster Hall, London ON: Michael Dobinson, piano and electronics


Indiscriminate Causalities No. 2 (1992)
for piano, pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
1992; University of Western Ontario
Other performances:
1993-11-07; Darkness and Light; a concert of New Music: Michael Dobinson, piano and electronics
1993-02-18; New and Used Music, London ON: Michael Dobinson, piano and electronics
1994-10-14; Asymetriks Composers' Collective, the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W., Toronto ON; Michael Dobinson, piano and electronics


The Source (1992)
for pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
1993-02-18; New and Used Music, London ON


STD-VD 1992 (1992)
for saxophone, drum
Premiere:
1992-03-02; live broadcast on CIUT radio
Other performances:
1992-03-05; SCUM; DACARY Hall, York University: Scott Farlinger, alto saxophone; Chris Cawthray, drum
Broadcasts:
1992-03-02; live broadcast on CIUT radio


Impressions (1992)
for voice, piano
text(s) by Oscar Wilde
Premiere:
1991-02-05; SCUM; DACARY Hall, York University: Linda Dessau, alto; Michael Dobinson, piano
Other performances:
1992-03-05; SCUM; DACARY Hall, York University: Linda Dessau, alto; Michael Dobinson, piano


OverEasy (1992)
for piano
Premiere:
1992-11-10; 20th Century Music Composite Recital, University of Western Ontario, von Kuster Hall, London ON: Michael Dobinson, piano


Obsessions (1992)
for pre-recorded electronics
Premiere:
1992-11-10; 20th Century Music Composite Recital, University of Western Ontario, von Kuster Hall, London ON


Theme and Variations for 2 Vibraphones (1991)
for 2 vibraphones
Premiere:
1992-04-02; Ken Shorley, "a recital of original music (and then some): DACARY Hall, York University, Toronto ON (ABRIDGED performance)


Good Night, good night ... (1991)
for voice, piano
text(s) by Mark Twain
Premiere:
1991-03-27; SCUM; DACARY Hall, York University
Other performances:
2009-11-14; mmmm Concert at St. Paul's: Phi Bulani; tenor, Marco Burak; piano


Violin Sonata (1991)
for violin
Premiere:
1994-10-14; Asymetriks Composers' Collective, the Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W., Toronto ON; Anita Brooks, violin


Theme and Variations (1991)
for pre-recorded electronics


Piano Sonata (1990)
for piano solo


Nadene (1990)
for solo piano
Premiere:
1991; York University, DACARY Hall; Andrew Craig, piano
Other performances:
1993-02-18; New and Used Music, London ON: Anita Hardeman, piano


Before the Falling Sun (1990)
for voice (soprano), piano
text(s) by William Barnes


Piano Sonata 7 (in progess)
Isis
i. temple
ii. et osiride
iii. rites
for piano solo


14 pieces of osiris (in progess)
for piano


Belle the Shark (in progess)


The Locomotive That Did (in progess)


Cassandra (in progess)
for piano, organ, live and pre-recorded electronics, pre-recorded voice


Piano Sonata 8 (in progess)
Notes
for piano


150-1 (in progess)
(title may change - in process)
for piano


Cassandra Sez .... (in progess)
150-2
for electronics
text(s) by fromm Lycophron's "Alexandra"