Francisco Cortés-Álvarez

Composer

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Works
Orchestal

Las Cruces en el Muro (2013)
Symphonic Orchestra
Comissioned by the YMF LA Debout Orchestra

No Llores (2011)
Chamber Orchestra
Comissioned by the Indiana University New Music Ensamble
as part of the Dean's Prize 2011.
Winner of ASCAP Morton Gould Awards 2013

Particles in Rivers (2011)
Solo flute and orchestra
Comissioned by flutis Miguel Ángel Villanueva

Dragon in the Rain (2011)
Symphonic Band
A piece for young performers based on:
"Drip Drop Rain Drop" by Isabel Flynn and
"Mistic Dragon" by Riley Halloran.
Composed for the Kids Compose project 2011

Laundry Revolution (2010)
Chamber Orchestra
Comissioned by the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival for Alarm Will Sound

Concierto Grosso para Cuarteto de Clarinetes y Orquesta (2009)
Clarinet quartet and orchestra
For the National Clarinet Quartet with the support of FONCA as part of the Young Creators Program

Guitar Fantasy (2008)
Guitar trio and orchestra

Lepidópteros (2005)
Orchestra
Winner of Jacob Druckman Orchestral Composition Award

Chamber

Inveja esse Esquilo / Envy the Squirrel (2011)
Oboe, trumpet in C, tenor saxophone, percussion & piano

The Dismantled Ship (2011)
Text by Walt Whitman
Alto voice, contrabass and Tam-tam

Horas Hechizadas / Haunted Hours (2011)
Flute / piccolo, Bb clarinet / bass clarinet and piano
Composed for the Music X Summer Festival 2011

Un Flamingo Miniatura(2010)
One minute miniature based on Flamingos (2010) composed for Ensamble Nuevo de México.
Flute, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion

Flamingos (2010)
Flute / piccolo, Bb clarinet / bass clarinet, cello and piano

Callejones Virtuales / Virtual Alleys (2010)
Flute / piccolo, Bb clarinet / bass clarinet and piano
Comissioned by Ensamble 3 in memory of their 10th aniversary

FireProof (Verssion B) (2010)
Piano four-hands and two percussion

La Conspiración (2009)
Amplified contrabass flute and percussion with the support of FONCA as part of the Young Creators Program

Suite para Saxofón y Percussión (2007)
Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone and percussion set

Ráfgas (2006, rev.2009)
String quartet
For the Aspen Music Festival and School 2006

Del Tingo al Tango (2006)
String trio
Comissioned by the Coghlan Trio

Trióxido de Cuerdas (2006)
String trio
Comissioned by the Coghlan Trio

Instantes Eternos (2006, rev.2010)
Flute, Bb clarinet / bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano

El Mosntruo (2006)
Woodwind quartet; flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon/contrabassoon
Comissioned by the Cuarteto Extremo

Variaciones sobre el Verbo Elegir (2005)
Woodwind quintet

Corazón Habaneroso (2005)
Two harps and flute
For the Aspen Music Festival and School 2005

Cuarteto de Cuerdas No. 1. Lepidópteros de Madera (2005, rev. 2007)
String quartet

Candor Urbano (2004)
Bb clarinet and piano
Comissioned by clarinetist Luis Mora with the support of the FONCA

Fantasía quasi Fox-Trot (2004)
Woodwind quintet

Para-K-nóiko (2004)
Two marimbas and vibraphone

Ahí Sigue (2003)
Flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, cello and piano

El Taumaturgo (2003)
Violin and piano

Chamber with electronics

Shadows of a Gust (Version A) (2011)
Cello, violin and fixed media triggered through Max MSP
Hammer and Nail Project in collaboration with choreographer Laura Montgomery

FireProof / Eternal Embers (Version A) (2010)
Piano four-hands, percussion and electronics triggered through Max MSP
Hammer and Nail Project in collaboration with choreographer Stephanie Scott

Confía en Mí (2005)
Bb Clarinet, piano, cello and electronics
For the short film Confía en Mí
Ives von Gunthen, director

Solo instruments

The Wheelbarrow (2012)
Solo snare-drum

Quick Rows (2011)
Solo piano

FireProof (Verssion C) (2010)
Piano four-hands
For Freund

Volar (2009)
Solo guitar

Danza del Parque de las Acacias (2004, rev 2009)
Piano

Nocturno Dramático (2003)
Piano

Dudas (2003)
Solo flute

Solo instruments/voice with electronics

La Caja de Herramientas / The Toolbox (2013)
Snare-drum, hit-hat and bongos
For Bruno Modolo Cabrera

Shadows of a Gust (Verssion B) (2013)
Solo cello plus live and fixed electronics triggered by MAX/MSP

Harptrolysis (2012)
Harp and 4 channel fixed media (stereo verssion also available)
For Liza Wallace

Telefonema (2011)
Soprano and stereo fixed media
For Diana Syrse

Voice ensembles

The day in which the world didn´t end (2011)
For mixed a capella choir
Text by Francisco Cortés-Álvarez
Comissioned by Volti Chamber Singers

¿Te acuerdas cuando te comiste el ruiseñor? / Remember when you ate the Nightingale? (2010)
For mixed a capella choir
Text by Karla Covarrubias

Galope (2009)
For feminine voice sextet
Poetry of Maricela Guerrero
Comissioned by Tuumben Paax for Rios de Evolución project, with the support of the FONCA

El Naufragio (2008)
For feminine voice sextet
Based on a text by Ana María Shua
Dedicated to Tuumben Paax

Songs in Náhuatl (2008)
For singer Isabel Beteta

Solo electronics
The Broken Dam (2009)
Fixed Media 5.1