(piano and orchestra)
0.2.2(eflat:bcl).ssax.2(2=cbsn). / 184.108.40.206. / 2perc.acc.hp.cel. / str. (4solo.0.5.4.3.)
Commissioned by the BBC and premiered by the composer and BBC SSO under Martyn Brabbins in City Halls Glasgow, March 2008
The Tiniest House of Time
(accordion and orchestra)
picc(rec).1(rec).2.2(Ebcl).0. / 2.2.2(2=btbn).1. / 4perc.hp.pf(cel). / str.
Commissioned by the BBC and premiered by James Crabb, BBC SSO under Jakob Hrusa Barbican, London, November 2012
Lost in thought (2015) c. 240'
A mindfulness opera
(solo soprano, clarinets (bass and A), accordion, piano, percussion, vln/vla, cello, harp)
Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group and The Barbican
1st performance: St Luke’s Barbican London, September 2015
Tiger’s Nest (2015) 25'
Breath of Fire
(solo percussion, two pianos, two solo gamelan, gamelan ensemble (circa 10 players), metallophones (pelog and slendro))
Commissoned by Cheltenham Festivals and SBC London
1st performance: Cheltenham Town Hall, May 2015
Commissioned by Matthew Jones and York Late Music and premiered5th March 2011 Late Music Festival, York
The City of Love
(voice, cello, piano)
Written for Lore Lixenberg (voice), Zoe Martlew (cello) and Dominic Saunders (piano) and premiered by them in York as part of Cutting Edge tour April 2002
(violin and piano)
Commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Premiered by David Alberman and Rolf Hind at the Huddersfield Festival, November 2002.
Available on CD Secret Melodies works by Per Nørgård & Rolf Hind (Dacapo Label)
The Eye of Fire
(string quartet & prepared piano)
Written for the composer and the Duke Quartet and premiered them at the Bromsgrove Mixing Music series November 2004
Fire in the head
(oboe and Percussion)
Commissioned by New Noise and premiered1st March 2011 Purcell Room, London
The Flower in the next Corner
Composed for and premiered by The Duke Quartet in August 2008 at the Dartington Festival
Follow the Leader
(voice and percussion)
Commissioned by Lore Lixenberg and first performed by her and Damien Harron at the RIOT spnm concert 9th Feb 2007 LSO St. Luke's.
The Horse Sacrifice
(fl/bfl/treble recorder, cl/Eb/recorder, vln, vc, perc, pf with ratchet + triangles)
1st Performance: Brighton, May 2001.
Commissioned by the Brighton Festival for the New Music Players
Recorded by the New Music Players on London Independent records (LIR003)
(clarinet and violin)
Composed for and premiered by The Duke Quartet in May 2008 at the Soundwaves Brighton Festival.
Sit, Stand Walk
2rec.cl. / hn. / perc.hp(whirly tube).pf.acc. / vln.vla.2vc
Commissioned by Chroma and Spitalfields music and premiered at Spitalfields Festival, June 2011, Clarinet: Stuart King
(grand piano, four uprights and a honkytonk)
Written for the composer and five student pianists at Nottingham University premiered by them at Djanogly Recital Hall March 2005
The Thing is
(piano, cello, violin)
Premiered at the Corsham Festival 2006 by the Fidelio Trio
Thirteen O'clock Shadow
(2 singing percussionists)
Written for Richard Benjafield and Chris Brannick. Premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2001
Your black mouth (2002) 12'
A Single Hair, a Jasmine Petal, Seven Mattresses, a Pea..
(Bass clarinet, harp)
Premiered by Fiona Cross and Hugh Webb at the Leasowes bank festival Shropshire in August 2002
Air inside the cage
DedicatedTo John CAGE AND O.R. Premiered Danse hallerne, Copenhagen, May 2012
Cloud Shadow & Solgata
1st Performance: Seoul, S. Korea, April 2000
Solgata performed by the composer on the State of the Nation CD from NMC
The Towers of Silence (2007)
In a career that has taken him all over the world in the last fifteen years, Rolf Hind has worked with many of the greatest names in 20th and 21st century contemporary classical music.
As a student of composition and piano at the Royal College of Music, he played works by Xenakis and Messiaen to the composers themselves, prompting the latter to describe the undergraduate as "a great pianist". Since then Rolf has worked closely with a broad range of composers from John Adams, Tan Dun and Helmut Lachenmann to Michael Finnissy, judith Weir and George Benjamin. His recordings range from early discs for the groundbreaking Factory Classics label to a recent recording for Nonesuch, via Bridge, NMC, Teldec, DaCapo and Virgin Classics.
He has performed at all the major European new music festivals, appeared five times at the Proms, and played in Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House. Tours have taken him as far afield as Cuba, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and New Zealand. He teaches the piano and sometimes composition at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
In the year 2000, after a long silence, Rolf began to compose again, inspired by repeated trips to India and a subsequent fascination with the culture and language. Since then, most of his works have sprung from that source: The Horse Sacrifice, for six instrumentalists, The City of Love (a setting of Hindi texts) for voice cello and piano, Your Black Mouth, for clarinet and harp, and Sunnata for six keyboards. In 2008 he premiered his piano concerto "Maya-Sesha" with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Rolf is also inspired by working with players at the cutting edge of instrumental technique and innovation, as in Thirteen O'Clock Shadow for the percussionists Chris Brannick and Richard Benjafield, The Eye Of Fire and The Flower in the Next Corner for the Duke Quartet, and Das Unenthullte for himself and his violin duo partner David Alberman, Breath of Fire for the viola player, Matthew Jones, and Fire in the Head for new noise.
He has already built up a significant list of performances and commissions from notable organisations: Bromsgrove concerts, Brighton Festival, South West German Radio, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Soundwaves festival, Spitalfields Music, York Late Music. His clarinet concerto "Sit stand walk" for Stuart King and Chroma was premiered at the Spitalfields Festival in 2011, and an accordion concerto for James Crabb and the BBCSO called The Tiniest House of Time, will be premiered by the BBCSO in the Barbican in Nov 2012.
The Horse Sacrifice, Solgata and Das Unenthullte are available on disc, and in autumn 2012 the german label NEOS will bring out first recordings of three works, including Maya Sesha, on a disc devoted to his music.
Imminent composition plans include a clarinet quintet, a piece for prepared piano, piano and ensemble, and a music theatre work, "lasting up to 24 hours!"
Maya Sesha and the piano piece A single flower, a jasmine petal, seven mattresses, a pea.. (2009) were both nominated for British Composer Awards.