Nicole Lizée
This Will Not Be Televised

List of Compositions

* indicates works with available recording.
All scores and parts are available for rental and purchase from the Canadian Music Centre.
You can sample some of them here.

Games People Play* for string quartet and percussion quartet (2018).
Commissioned by the Penderecki String Quartet and TorQ Percussion with the Canada Council for the Arts.
14m00s
The Criterion Collection* version for string quartet, soundtrack, and video (2018).
Commissioned by Friction Quartet.
24m00s
I Still Think About You* for solo percussion (2018).
Commissioned for Ryan Scott and Soundstreams by Michael and Sonya Koerner.
14m00s
The Bessborough Hotel* for piano quartet (2018).
Commissioned by Ensemble Made in Canada.
4m00s
Folk Noir/Canadiana* for 4 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vc, db, 4 percussion, soundtrack, and video (2018).
Commissioned by Collectif 9 and Architek Percussion with the Canada Council for the Arts.
14m00s
La terre a des maux* for full orchestra and solo vocalist/rapper (2018).
Commissioned by l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.
15m00s
Tarantino Études (Doppelgänger and Duel)* for two bass flutes, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned by Mark Takeshi McGregor and Jeff Stonehouse with the Canada Council for the Arts.
22m00s
Urbexploitation (Leave Nothing But Footprints, Break Nothing But Silence)* for vln, vla, vc, hrpschrd, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned by Nordic Affect and the Transit Festival.
13m00s
Legacy of Love* for full orchestra, voice, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony.
12m00s
Malfunctionlieder* for solo voice (Soprano, Mezzo), piano, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned by the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition with the Canada Council for the Arts.
12m00s
Sasktronica* for trumpet, percussion, turntables/electronics, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned by Amy Horvey and Innovations en Concert with the Canada Council for the Arts.
30m00s
Black MIDI* for solo string quartet, orchestra, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Kronos Quartet with the Canada Council for the Arts.
22m00s
Softcore* for piano, percussion, electronics, soundtrack, and video (2017).
Commissioned for Vicky Chow and Ben Reimer by Music on Main.
12m00s
Keep Driving, I’m Dreaming* ballet for orchestra and soundtrack (2016).
Commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and National Arts Centre Dance.
30m00s
Another Living Soul* for string quartet (2016).
Commissioned by Kronos Quartet for Fifty for the Future.
8m00s
Darkness is Not Well Lit* for string quartet (2016).
Commissioned by Kronos Quartet for Fifty for the Future.
4m00s
Bondarsphere* for orchestra, soundtrack, and film (2016).
Commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
16m00s
8-Bit Urbex* for 10 players, soundtrack, and film (2016).
Commissioned by the Australian Art Orchestra and the Metropolis New Music Festival.
16m00s
House of Stylus* for piano and turntables (2016).
Commissioned by Vancouver New Music.
20m00s
Lynch Études* for piano, soundtrack, and film (2016).
Commissioned by Eve Egoyan with the Canada Council for the Arts.
25m00s
The Filthy Fifteen* for percussion, soundtrack, and film (2016).
Commissioned by Joby Burgess with the Lancashire Institute for Contemporary Arts.
10m00s
Tarantino Études* for bass flute, soundtrack, and film (2015).
Commissioned by Mark Takeshi McGregor with the Canada Council for the Arts.
22m00s
Isabella Blow at Somerset House* for string quartet (2015).
Commissioned by the Cecilia String Quartet with the Canada Council for the Arts.
16m00s
How to Fake Your Own Death* for brass octet, percussion and solo horn (2015).
Commissioned by James Sommerville and the Canadian National Brass Project.
12m00s
Family Sing-A-Long and Game Night* for guitar, drum kit, and 1970s board games (2015).
Commissioned by The Living Earth Show.
10m00s
Colliding Galaxies: Colour and Tones* for 6 players, soundtrack and film (2015).
Commissioned by Continuum/Subtle Technologies with Daniel Cooper and Ed Epstein.
16m00s
Wunderkammer* for piano trio (vln, vc, pno) and chamber orchestra (2015).
Commissioned by ECM+/Gryphon Trio with the Canada Council for the Arts.
25m00s
La Callas Fantasie* for soprano, percussion, turntables and film (2015).
Commissioned by Tapestry New Opera.
23m00s
Kool-Aid Acid Test #17: Blotterberry Bursst* for sinfonietta, soundtrack and video (2015).
Commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony/SoundBox.
33m00s
Zoetropes* for reed quintet and Loop Stations (2014).
Commissioned by Calefax Reed Quintet.
12m00s
Phonographenlieder* for string quartet, percussion, piano, mezzo soprano and turntablist (2014).
Commissioned by la Fondation Arte Musica/Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
16m00s
Hymns to Pareidolia* for large ensemble and electronics (2014).
Commissioned by Soundstreams/the Australian Art Orchestra.
14m00s
Behind the Sound of Music* for orchestra and glitch (soundtrack, film) (2014).
Written with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.
15m00s
Katana of Choice* for percussion quartet and drumkit soloist (2014).
Commissioned by TorQ Percussion with le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
22m00s
Hitchcock Études* for string quartet, percussion, and glitch (soundtrack and film) (2014).
Commissioned by Music in the Barns.
20m00s
Ouijist* for alto flute, percussion, violin, double bass and electronics (2013).
Commissioned by Mark Takeshi McGregor with the Canada Council for the Arts.
13m00s
Hymnals* for string quartet and electronics (2013).
Commissioned by Kronos Quartet with the Canada Council for the Arts.
16m00s
Son of the Man With the Golden Arms* for percussion quartet, 2 electric guitars, and drumkit soloist (2013).
Commissioned by Ben Reimer and Architek Percussion.
18m00s
Kubrick Études* for piano and glitch (soundtrack and film) (2013).
Commissioned by Megumi Masaki with the Canada Council for the Arts.
15m00s
Lock the Door, Swallow the Key* for brass quintet, electric guitar, drumkit and track (2013).
Commissioned by Magnitude6.
15m00s
The Man With the Golden Arms* for chamber ensemble, percussion sextet and drumkit soloist (2012).
Commissioned by La Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) with the Canada Council for the Arts.
22m00s
The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop* (Fibre-Optic Flowers) for string quartet and electronics (2012). Commissioned for Kronos Quartet by BBC Radio 3 for the 2012 BBC Proms. 11m00s
2012: Concerto for Power Trio and Orchestra* (Fantasia on Themes by Rush) for orchestra and solo electric guitar, electric bass, and drum kit (2012). Commissioned by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. 24m00s
White Label Experiment* for percussion quartet and live electronics (2012).
Commissioned for So Percussion by Soundstreams/the Royal Conservatory of Music with the Canada Council for the Arts.
14m00s
Bookburners* for violoncello and turntablist (2008/rev.2012). Commissioned by the CBC. 15m00s
Cathedral Mountain* for string orchestra and violin solo (2011). Commissioned by la Société Radio-Canada and the McGill Chamber Orchestra. 17m00s
Music for Body-Without-Organs* for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello (2011). Commissioned by Transmission with the assistance of le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 15m00s
Traumnovelle* for 7 players and turntablist (2011). [Clarinet, trumpet, piano, 2 percussion, violin, double bass, turntables]. Commissioned by Arraymusic with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 15m00s
Death to Kosmische* for string quartet and electronics (2011). Commissioned by Kronos Quartet with the Margaret Dorfman and the Ralph I. Dorfman Family Fund. 25m00s
Lock the Door, Swallow the Key* for 18 piece big band (2011). Commissioned by the Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts/Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. 15m00s
Sculptress* for clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello and vintage machines (2010). Commissioned by Standing Wave with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 17m00s
Hitchcock Études* for piano, glitch and film (2010). Commissioned by Megumi Masaki. 20m00s
Dust for percussion, 2 violins, cello and electronica (2010). Commissioned by Event Horizon Dance. 25m00s
Incense and Peppermints* arrangement for orchestra and mezzo soprano (2010). [4 2 2 1/2 2 2 2/cel. hrp 2 perc/7 6 6 4 3/mezzo sop]. Commissioned by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. 6m00s
The Red Room* for string orchestra and harpsichord (2009). [strings: 5 4 3 3 2/amplified harpsichord]. Commissioned by the McGill Chamber Orchestra with the assistance of le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 10m00s
Pirate Radio for mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet (+bass cl.), perc, violin, double bass (2009). Commissioned by Motion Ensemble. 12m00s
X is for Xerxes* for orchestra (2009). [2 2 2 2/2 hrns/3 perc/pno+cel/hrp/5 4 3 3 2]. Commissioned by l’Ensemble contemporain de Montréal with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 15m00s
Dystopia Suite* for percussion quartet (2009). Commissioned by MATA/So Percussion with the assistance of the James R. and Frederica Rosenfield Foundation. 18m00s
En Campagne for mezzo soprano, percussion, violin, turntables, live voice manipulation. Text by Renée Gagnon (2009). Commissioned by Les Productions[sic] with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 12m00s
Bonjour et sans Demain for bass flute, percussion, turntables, poet. Text by Thierry Dimanche (2009). Commissioned by Les Productions[sic] with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 10m00s
Ringer* for solo drumset (2009). Commissioned by Ben Reimer with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 15m00s
Cryptograms for cello, electronics, and improvised DJ (2008). Commissioned by the CBC. 12m00s
Modern Hearts* for electric guitar solo (+effects) (2008).  8m00s
Promises, Promises* for Fender Rhodes (+effects), piano, percussion, and new wave track (2008). Commissioned by Toca Loca with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 10m00s
Vertigo Beach [À Tom Verlaine]* for solo piano (2007). Commissioned by Brigitte Poulin with the assistance of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 15m00s
The Small Hours, Parts I and II for tenor saxophone, piano (+toy piano, organ, rhodes), percussion/drum kit, electric guitar (2006–2007). Commissioned by Bradyworks Ensemble with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. P.1:
13m00s
P.2:
12m00s
Marsh Chapel Experiment* for 6 players, karaoke tapes and video (2007).
[Flute, clarinet, piano/celesta, percussion (+ghetto blaster), violin, cello (+ghetto blaster), video]. Commissioned by Continuum Ensemble with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.
16m00s
This Will Not Be Televised* for 7 players and turntablist (2005-2007). [2 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, turntables]. Commissioned by the CBC. 21m00s
Love Theme 1978 for Simon™ handheld game and percussion (2006). 4m00s
Karappo Okesutura Vol. I and II for 7 players, mezzo soprano and karaoke tapes (2006). [Fl. (+picc., alto), cl. (+b.cl.), keys, perc., gtr, vln, db, mezzo soprano]. Written with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 40m00s
Nosferatu (Death Ship) for orchestra (2006). Commissioned by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. 5m00s
Metal Jacket* for tabla and harmonium (2005). Commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky. 12m00s
RPM for large ensemble and solo turntablist (2005 Revision). [Picc. fl., fl., ob., cl. (+b. cl.), bssn, hrn, tpt, tbn, 3 perc., hrp, pno (+cel.), 2 vlns, vla, vc, db, turntables]. 13m30s
Arcadiac* for orchestra, 1970s/1980s Arcade Consoles and video (2005/rev. 2007). [2 2 2 2/4 2 2 1/timp 2 prc/strings, video projection]. Commissioned by l’Association des orchestres de Jeunes du Québec (AOJQ). 11m30s
Timeless Remix for bass clarinet, percussion, and sampler (2004). Commissioned by La Biennale de Montréal in collaboration with ALSOP Architects. 11m30s
2600 Dollar Man* for 5 players and Atari 2600 Game Console (2004). [Electric guitar, keyboard/sampler, percussion, violin, double bass, Atari 2600, video projection]. Commissioned by Ensemble Kore with the assistance of le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 8m00s
Jailbreak ‘04 for 6 players (2004). [alto sax, elec. gtr, vln, db, perc, keyboard/sampler]. Commissioned by Ensemble Kore with the assistance of le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 8m00s
Girl, You’re Living a Life of Crime* for electric guitar, double bass, vibraphone, drum kit, rhodes (2004). 4m25s
King Kong and Fay Wray* for orchestra and solo turntablist (2004). [3 2 3 3/4 2 3 1/timp 3 perc. 2 harps celesta/10 8 7 6 4/turntables,sampler]. Commissioned by l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal. 17m00s
Album Leaf for viola, piano/rhodes, percussion and turntablist (2003). 13m30s
Live! for virtual orchestra: constructed of samples from my previous works (2003). 10m00s
Left Brain/ Right Brain* for 7 players (2002). [Fl (+picc.), cl (+b.cl.), tpt, tbn, perc, pno, vln, vc, db]. Commissioned by L’Ensemble contemporain de Montréal with the assistance of le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 12m00s
Télévision* for flute and 2 percussion (2001). Commissioned by Lithium Ensemble. 12m00s
Carpal Tunnels* for alto sax, electric guitar, rhodes piano, double bass, drum kit (2001). 7m00s
Jupiter Moon Menace* for alto sax, electric guitar, rhodes piano, double bass, drum kit (2001). 5m22s
Analogue Out* for 11 players (2001). [Fl., cl. (+b.cl.), alto sax., tpt, tbn, perc, pno, vln, vla, vc, db]. 10m00s
Sumo for 10 players (2001). [Fl., cl., b. cl., bssn, perc., vln, vla, vc, db, solo pno]. 11m00s
Planet Spectra for 2 flutes, 2 cellos, 2 percussion (2001). 7m30s
Throwingstars! for violin, viola, cello, piano (2000). 8m45s
RPM* for large ensemble and solo turntablist (1999). [Picc. fl., fl., ob., cl. (+b. cl.), bssn, hrn, 2 tpts, tbn, 3 perc., hrp, pno (+cel.), 2 vlns, vla, vc, db]. Work for Masters thesis. Premiered by the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble in 1999. 11m40s
Gravitron for flute, clarinet, percussion., piano, violin, cello (1997). 8m00s
*Indicates available recording

Nicole Lizée