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INCLUDES (in order):
Theatre/Dance/Multi-media
Orchestra (with / without soloists)
Chamber music
Electric guitar music
Keyboard
Vocal music / Opera
Tape solo music

Sample Score Pages
to order scores: tim@timbrady.ca

Theatre / Dance / Multi-media

Symphonie 5.1 (2014 - 2016) - 55 minutes
Multi-media performance work created in collaboration with the Corps Secrets dance company
Choreography and artistic direction: Isabelle van Grimde
Interactive video projections: Jérôme Delapierre
Music: Tim Brady (electric guitar and electronics) and Thom Gossage (drums and percussion)

100 Questions, 100 Réponses (2015) - 15 minutes
For 100 spatialised electric guitars to be performed in a large church

100 Very Good Reasons Why___ (2014) - 15 minutes
For 100 spatialised electric guitars to be performed in a large public space
Created for the 2015 Festival Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques

My 20th Century (2003 - 2006) - 85 minutes
A concert of 4 chamber works with video and text, including:
Strumming (Hommage à John Lennon) - 11 minutes
video: Tim Brady + Martin Messier
Traces (Hommage à Charlie Christian) - 11 minutes
video: Tim Brady + Martin Messier
Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg (Casino Adagio)
- 19 minutes
video: Oana Suteu
Double Quartet (Hommage à Schostakovitch) -
28 minutes
video: Tim Brady, Martin Messier, Anton Germagenov
Plus - 10 minutes of spoken text and video (between pieces).

Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks (2002) - 30 - 45 minutes
A work for 20 young (12 - 19 year old) electric guitarists, commissioned by the Festival i
nternational les Coups de Théâtre.
recording: Ambiances magnétiques AM107 - Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks - Tim Brady

Photo from the Jan. 2009 production of "20 Quarter Inch Jacks" - Los Angeles , REDCAT Theater, Disney Hall
(photos: Steven A. Gunther)

Photos from the first production of "20 Quarter Inch Jacks" - November, 2002, Festival les Coups de Théâtre
(photos: Panagiotis Pantazidis)

Inventions (1988 - 89) - 90 minutes
A new music/jazz/dance work created in collaboration with choreographer Julie West.
Requires specialized staging and lighting. Presented with intermission.
chamber ensemble - electric guitar, piano, percussion (or synth.), cello, sax/flute (Bradyworks)
3 jazz soloists / electroacoustic tape music/ three dancers
Pieces may be excerpted
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8433-2 - Inventions Tim Brady/Bradyworks
soloists: John Surman (saxophones); Barre Phillips (bass); Pierre Tanguay (percussion)

Solo Games (1984) - 60 minutes
An environmental concert work for 6 instruments, tape, sound processors, paintings, sets and lighting. Paintings and sets by Catherine Marcogliese.
chamber ensemble - Bb clarinet, horn, trombone, percussion, violin, cello
8 microphones, 2 mixers, 2 tape recorders (one 2-track, one 4-track)
sound diffusion system (minimum - 4 speakers)

Sound Off (1983) - 45 - 60 minutes
An outdoor performance spectacle to be performed on two city blocks.
40 saxophones, 30 trumpets, 30 trombones, 8 bass drums - 2 conductors
recording: Ambiances magnétiques AM 110 - Unison Rituals

See Also:
Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg (Casino Adagio) - for string quartet, tape + video (Chamber musi
c)

Orchestra

The Luxury of Time: Symphony #6 (2012 - 2015) - 55 minutes
2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/3 perc/harp/strings: minimum 10/8/5/5/3
4 movements, all fairly slow music
1) The Absence of Shelling Is Almost Like Music
2) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
3) Attendre, et Espérer
4) "_______" (audience participation)
The first movement was commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique du Québec

The How and the Why of Memory: Symphony #4 (2010 - 2013) - 21 minutes
2.2.2.2./2.2.3.0./2 perc./strings: minimum 8/6/4/4/2
Commissioned by Symphony Nova Scotia

Running (2008) - 9 minutes
2.2.2.2./2.2.3.0./2 perc./strings: minimum 6/6/4/4/2
Commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, as part of the "composer-in-residence" programme

Three or Four Days After the Death of Kurt Cobain (1994 / orchestration - 1996) - 9 minutes
2.2.2.2./2.2.0.0./2 perc./harp/strings: minimum 6/6/4/4/2
An orchestration of the 1994 chamber work originally written for cello and piano

Variants (1982) - 20 minutes
2.2.2.2./2.2.0.0./timp./strings: 8-6-5-4-2
Micheline Coulombe St-Marcoux award for orchestral music (CAPAC - 1986)

Concertino for Orchestra (1982) - 15 minutes
4.4.4.4./6.4.3.1./perc.(2)/harp/piano/strings: 16-14-12-10-8
Sir Ernest MacMillan award for orchestral music - 1st prize (CAPAC - 1983)

Three Movements for Orchestra (1979 - 80) - 22 minutes
2.1.2.1./2.2.2.0./perc.(2)/harp/strings: 10-8-6-6-4

Orchestra with soloist(s)

IN PROGRESS:
Desire - Concerto for electric guitar and large ensemble
(2016 - 2017) - 28 minutes
See chamber music.  An orchestral version is planned.

Viola Concerto - 20 minutes (2010 - 2012)
2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/1 perc./timpani/strings/, viola solo
Commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval

The Absence of Shelling is Almost Like Music - 15 minutes (2012)
2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/2 perc./strings/, cello solo
With optional video project by Martin Lemieux
Commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec
This work is now the 1st movement of Symphony #6 (see above)

Short Stories/Courts métrages - 15 minutes (2011 - 2012)
2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/2 perc./harp/strings/
Solo electric guitar with pedals (delay, haromiser)
With optional video project by Nelly-Éve Rajotte
Commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval

Requiem 21.5 - Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra - 28 minutes (2009 - 2011)
strings: 7.6.4.4.2 (minimum), solo violin
commissioned by Symphony Nova Scotia for concertmaster Robert Uchida

We're Hardcore  - 28 minutes (2010)

for solo soprano and chamber orchestra

1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc./piano/strings: 2.1.1.1

A series of 7 songs, with texts by Gordon Downie (of The Tragically Hip)

Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

15 Stages in the Search for Radium and Love - 40 minutes (2010)

for solo soprano and chamber orchestra

1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/piano/strings: 2.1.1.1

"theatricalised" chamber music, based on the life of Polish-French sscientist Marie Curie.

Text by Douglas Burnet Smith

Commissioned by the AVENTA ensemble (Victoria, BC) for singer Janice Jackson

Amplify, Multipy, Remix and Redefine (in memory of Les Paul) (2009) - 36 minutes

for solo electric guitar, large electric guitar ensemble and orchestra

2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/2 perc./timp/piano/strings (minimum: 8.7.6.4.3)

4 - 20 electric guitars / guitar solo (version is available for guitar solo only)

Commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival

16 of the guitarists can (and should!) be student guitarists (but this is not a piece for amateurs...)

A work which combines a new score with revised portions of the 1997 guitar concerto
"The Body Electric".

En amour, en hiver (2009 - 2010) - 28 minutes

for baritone voice and orchestra

Original text by Michel Rivard

2.2.2.2./4.2.3.1./2 perc./strings: minimum 8/7/4/4/3
Commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, as part of the "composer-in-residence" programme

Requiem 21.5 (2009) - 11 minutes
string orchestra
This work is now the middle movement of the Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra

2 versions are available small string orchestra (standard 5 sections), and larger orchestra, with a final divisi into 21 parts

Commissioned by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, as part of the "composer-in-residence" programme

Replaces the ealier work for flute, percussion and strings of the same name (1986)

Opposites Attract (2008) - 21 minutes
2.2.2.2./2.2.0.0./2 perc./strings: minimum 7/7/4/4/2

Solo: bass clarinet

A bass clarinet concerto commissioned for clarinetist Lori Freedman by the CBC Radio Orchestra

Guess Who Symphony (2007) - 25 minutes

radical deconstruction and arrangement of 3 songs by the 60's-70's group "The Guess Who"

American Woman / These Eyes / Runnin' Back to Saskatoon

Soprano solo

2.2.2.2./2.2.3.0/2 perc./strings

Commissioned by the CBC Radio Orchestra

The Choreography of Time: Symphony #2 (2004 - 2010) - 40 minutes
saxophone quartet soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
2.2.2.2./4.3.3.1/3 perc./timp./piano/harp/st. 12.10.8.6
Commissioned in part by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for the "2005 New Music Festival"

Playing Guitar : Symphony #1
(1997 - 2002) - 46 minutes
for solo electric guitar, sampler (1 performer), 15 musicians, and live electronics
1.2.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc./pno/2.1.1.1
solo electric guitar with electronics; sampler controlled by MIDI keyboard;
live electronics on members of the ensemble (trumpet, flute, piano, violin)
Commissioned by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne
recording: Ambiances magnétiques AM 125 - Playing Guitar : Symphony #1 - Tim Brady / Bradyworks + NEM

The Body Electric - concerto for electric guitar and orchestra (1997 - 30 min. / revised 2008) - 20 minutes
2.2.2.2/2.2.0(3).0/perc.(2)/pno/strings:4-4-3-3-2 (el.bass - opt.)
electric guitar solo with distortion and digital delay
Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the Esprit Orchestra

This work is now subsumed into the work "Amplify, Multiply, Remix and Redefine: in memory of Les Paul"

Loud - concerto for electric guitar and orchestra (1992/93) - 19 minutes
2.2.2.2./4.3.3.1./perc.(3)/pno./strings: 10-8-4-4-2 (minimum)
electric guitar solo with digital electronics
Commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Concerto (1985) - 25 minutes
1.0.1.1./0.0.0.0./perc.(2)/strings: 2-1-1-1
piano solo/obligati for flute and cello
Commissioned by New Music Concerts, Toronto

Visions (1984) - 35 minutes
strings: 3-3-2-2-1 (minimum)
improvisational soloist
recording: Justin Time Records JTR-8413-2 - Visions - l'Orchestre de Chambre Montréal;
Tim Brady, electric guitar; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet/flugelhorn

Chamber music

Equal but Opposite Reactions (2016)  - 10 minutes
electric guitar quartet

Desire - Concerto for electric guitar and large ensemble (2016-2017) - 28 minutes
fl., cl., b. cl, alto sax, tenor sax, piano, electric piano, percussion (marimba, drum set, gongs, tom-toms), 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
Solo electric guitar with overdrive, distortion, ring modulator, delay and volume pedals

8 Songs about: Symphony #7 (2016-2017) - 35 minutes
Original text by Douglas Smith, on the performance of Shostakovitch's Symphony #7 in Leningrad, on Aug. 9, 1942, during the 900-day siege by the German army.
fl., cl., b. cl, alto sax, tenor sax, piano, electric piano, percussion (tubular bells, marimba, drum set, gongs, tom-toms), 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
Soloists: soprano voice, baritone voice


SPIN (2012 - arrangement: 2016)
Arrangement of the 2012 chamber work for percussion quartet
Arrangement by Ben Duinker for the Architek Quartet.

FAST - (2015) - 20 minutes - 3 movements
for percussion ensemble - 6 performers
2 marimbas (2 musicians per marimba), 2 vibraphones, 2 X hi-hats+ride cymbals
Commissioned by the Ensemble SIXTRUM

Requiem 21.5 - Concerto for Violin Sextet (2009 - 2011/2014) - 28 minutes
solo violin, string quintet (2.1.1.1)
An arrangement of the Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra for chamber forces.
Commissioned by violinist Mark Fewer.

Journal: String Quartet #2 (2013) - 22 minutes
Commissioned by the Orford Arts Festival for the New Orford String Quartet

The Same River Twice: Symphony #5.0 (2013) - 33 minutes
electric guitar quartet with electronic effects pedals (vol+dl+dst), 2 slides and 2 e-bows.
4 movements: Riff / Float / A Somewhat Eccentric Waltz / Count

Road Songs (2013) - 15 minutes
baritone voice, electric guitar, bass clarinet, viola
Text by Gordon Downie (from the book "Coke Machine Glow")
Commissioned by Mutable Music (New York)

FLOW (2012) - 11 minutes
piano, oboe, electric guitar with electronics, violin, viola, cello
Commissioned by the Scotia Festival

SPIN
(2012 ) - 10 minutes
electric guitar, harpsichord, piano, vibraphone, viola and bass clarinet
Commissioned by Bradyworks and harpsichorist Vivienne Spiteri

RANT!
(2011) - 10 minutes
piano and multiple percussion, spoken text
Text by Rick Mercer
Commissioned by Pamela Reimer and Beverley Johnston

The Spontaneous Sonata Project (2008 )
- 75 minutes

12 movements for piano and electric guitar (with electronics)

some movements are structured improvisations, some are fully notated

Frame 1: Scatter (2008) - 9 minutes

electric guitar, electronics and voice

Frame 2: In Almost Unison (2009) - 6 minutes

electric guitar (with overdrive) and baritone saxophone

Frame 3: Canonic Sequnces (2006) - 9 minutes

electric guitar and bass clarinet

Frame 4: Shadow (2008) - 9 minutes

electric guitar (with digital delay) and bass trombone

Frame 5: Still (2007) - 10 minutes

electric guitar and viola

Frame 6: Four Elements (2007) - 14 minutes

electric guitar, electronics and percussion

Traces (Hommage à Charlie Christian) (2005) - 12 minutes
electric guitar (with electronics), tenor saxophone, percussion, piano, sampler/synthesizer
Part of the music/video project "My 20th Century"

Double Quartet (Hommage à Schostakovitch) (2005) - 28 mintues
electric guitar (with electronics), tenor and soprano saxophone, percussion, piano, sampler
Part of the music/video project "My 20th Century"

Triple Riffing (2003) - 9 minutes
soprano saxophone, violin and piano
Commissioned by the American saxophonsist James Umble

Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg (Casino Adagio) (2003) - 19 minutes
string quartet, tape and video projection
Available in stereo or 4-channel surround tape playback (optional string quartet amplification and diffusion)
Video: Oana Suteu
Commissioned by the Quatuor Molinari
Part of the music/video project "My 20th Century"

Frame 0 - Resonance (formerly Frame 1) (2002) - 12 minutes
electric guitar (with electronics) and piano
recording: Ambiances magnétique AM 125 - Playing Guitar : Symphony #1 - Tim Brady/ Bradyworks + NEM

Power Lines (2001) - 17 minutes
electric guitar (with electronics), violin, viola and cello
Commissioned by Parisian guitarist Claude Pavy

Blue Melismas (2000) - 10 minutes
solo soprano saxophone, flute (picc, alto), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn
Commissioned by Calgary saxophonist Jeremy Brown
A version for woodwind quintet (without saxophone) is also available

SCAT (because we all have voices and stories to tell) (2000) - 17 minutes
percussion (marimba, gongs, tam-tams and cymbals), clarinet, violin and double bass
Commissioned by Motion, Fredricton
alternate versions:
Bradyworks - piano, percussion, saxophone, violon and cello
Topology - piano, violon, viola saxophone and double bass

Two Chords Less Than a Blues (1999) - 11 minutes
tenor saxophone, piano and percussion
Commissioned by New Works Calgary for saxophonist Jeremy Brown
recording: Ambiance magnétiques AM 110 - Unison Rituals

Slow Dances
(1999) - 24 minutes
for Bb clarinet and string quartet
Commissioned by clarinetist Jean-Guy Boisvert

recording: Le Livre des Méloncoliies - J-F Boisvert et Quatur Bozzini - ATMA ACD2 2552

Struck Twice by Lightning (1999) - 9 minutes
sampler (or tape) and viola (or cello or electric guitar)

Lightning Field (1999) - 18 minutes
piano/sampler, soprano saxophone, violin, viola and double bass
Commissioned by the Topology ensemble, Brisbane, Australia

SauyatuGvik Sequences (1998) - 12 minutes
marimba and bass clarinet

Quartet 1998 (1998) - 18 minutes
saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
Commissioned by the Nouveau Quatuor de Saxophone du Québec
recording: Les Disques ATMA - Quasar

28/06/98 - Fo(u)r improvisers
(1998) - 7 - 27 minutes
for a string quartet of improvising musicians

Dark Matter (Primal Pulse) (1998) - 17 minutes
viola solo, flute (alto flute) oboe (English horn), clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion, double bass
Commissioned by the Relâche ensemble, Philadelphia

Escapement (1996 - 97) - 15 minutes
solo electric guitar (scordatura), percussion, cello and soprano saxophone (or clarinet)
recording: Ambiance magnétiques AM 110 - Unison Rituals

Dance Me To The End (Of Love ) (1996) - 23 minutes
string quartet, electric guitar and live electronics
Commissioned by the Smith Quartet, London
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8484/5-2 - 10 Collaborations - Tim Brady and the Penderecki String Quartet

Double Helix (1994) - 14 minutes
piano, percussion, clarinet (b.cl) [or alto, bari.& sop. saxophones] and cello
Commissioned by Ensemble Musica Nova, Sherbrooke (Qc)
recording: Ambiances magnétiques AM 110 - Unison Rituals

Three or Four Days After the Death of Kurt Cobain
(1994) - 9 minutes
piano and cello / new version - 1999 - piano and viola
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 84593-2 - Revolutionary Songs - Tim Brady / Bradyworks

Unison Rituals (1991) - 12 minutes
saxophone quartet
Commissioned by the Quatuor de saxophones de Montréal
recording: Ambiances magnétiques AM 110 - Unison Rituals

Circling
(1990 - 91/93) - 10 minutes
original version: flute and vibraphone
revised version: soprano saxophone or Bb clarinet and vibraphone
Commissioned by percussionist Marie-Josée Simard
recordings: Justin Time Records JTR 84593-2 - Revolutionary Songs - Tim Brady / Bradyworks
Les Disques Atma - ACD 22115 - L'Aube enchantée -Marie-Josée Simard (percussion) and Lise Daoust (flute)

The Songline (1989 - 91) - 40 minutes
electric guitar (w/electronics), piano, percussion, cello, saxophone
Commissioned for the Bradyworks ensemble by the Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville

Shadow Painting (1989) - 11 minutes
flute (& alto), Bb clarinet (& bass), 2 horns, flugelhorn, percussion, harp, viola, cello
Commissioned by la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, Montréal

Changes (1989) - 10 minutes
percussion (vibraphone & marimba - one player) and piano
Commissioned by percussionist Marie-Josée Simard
recording: Société nouvelle d'enregistrement SNE 572 CD - Marie-Josée Simard

Doubling
(1988) - 5 minutes
2, 4 or 6 instruments - keyboards, percussion or electric guitars
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8484/5-2 - 10 Collaborations - Tim Brady (el. gtr.) and vivé vinçent (hpschd.)
J&W Recordings CD931 - comme si l'hydrogène...the desert speaks -
electroacoustic music for the harpsichord
- Vivienne Spiteri - (hpschd. solo)

Ghosts (1987) - 10 minutes
classical guitar quartet and optional tape
Commissioned by the English Guitar Quartet, London

Monument (1987) - 7 minutes
solo trumpet (with or without digital delay)

...in the Wake... (1985/88) - 18 minutes
flute (& alto/perc.), cello (perc.), piano (perc.)

Mobile (1984) - 24 minutes
flute and classical guitar
5 movements - individual movements may be excerpted

Symphony Number # 0 (formerly #1) - Chamber Symphony (1983/87) - 40 minutes
1.1.1.1./1.1.1.0./perc./pno./strings:2.1.1.1.

Tessituras (1983) - 11 minutes
solo Bb clarinet
Commissioned by Robert W. Stevenson

Quintet (1983/87) - 13 minutes
clarinet, horn, piano, viola, cello
Commissioned by pianist Marc Widner

Percussion Quartet (1981) - 10 minutes
multiple percussion (4 players)

Sextet (1981) - 12 minutes
clarinet, horn, harp, violin, viola, cello

String Quartet Number One (1980) - 13 minutes
William St. Clair-Low award for chamber music - 2nd prize (CAPAC - 1981)

Capriccio (1978/86) - 4 minutes
flute solo

Rising, Rising (1978/86) - 5 minutes
cello solo

See Also:
Playing Guitar : Symphony #1 (orchestra with soloist)
Chamber Concerto (orchestra with soloist)

15 Stages in the Search for Radium and Love (vocal music)

We're Hardcore (vocal music)
Atacama: Symphony #3 (vocal music)

Electric guitar - solo

The Same River Twice: Symphony #5.SOLO (2014) - 16.5 minutes
for solo electric guitar with electronic effects pedals (optional video projection)


Simple Loops in Complex Times (2014) - 15 minutes
Solo electric guitar, looper (with reverse and 1/2 speed functions/ or pitch-shift pedal) and digital delay (reverse delay - optional)
Commissioned by Bradyworks for the  Journées de la culture de la Ville de Montréal 2014


Frames 7 - 9:  Threefold Scordautra (2010)

#7: Push / #8: Pull / #9: Hold

electric guitar solo - scordatura

Frames 10 - 13: Delay Tactics (2010)

#10: Clouds / #11: Discretion / #12: Pursuit / #13: Slant

electric guitar solso with delay/harmoniser pedal

Frames 14 - 18: Five Colours (2010)

#14: Azure / #15: Sienna / #16: Lava / #17: Harlequin / #18: Tenné

electric guitar solo

Frame 19: Trance (2008) - 11 minutes

electric guitar and live electronics

Frame 20: Switch (2006) - 12 minutes
electric guitar and live electronics
recording: Ambiances magnètiques AM156 - GO [guitar obsession)- Tim Brady

Frame 21: Sul A (2006) - 8 minutes
electric guitar and live electronics

Frame 22: O is for Ostinato (2008) - 8 minutes
electric guitar and live electronics

Frame 23: Invisible Quartet (2006) - 11 minutes
electric guitar, live electronics and tape (or sampler)

Frame 24: 57 Ways of Playing Guitar (2007) - 15 minutes

electric guitar, live electronics and tape

GO [guitar obsession] - (1984/2006)- 9 minutes
electric guitar and looping sampler
recording: Ambiances magnètiques AM156 - GO [guitar obsession)- Tim Brady

Strumming (Hommage à John Lennon) (2006) - 11 minutes
electric guitar, wth distortion and delay, and tape (in stereo or quad) and video
Part of the music/video project "My 20th Century"

Sauchiehall Street (2001) - 8 minutes
electric guitar, harmoniser, distortion and tape
a live, extended performance version of the solo tape piece public space / private music
recording: Ambiance magnétiques AM107 - Twenty Quartet Inch Jacks - Tim Brady

Music Box Bell Curves ("Hello Paris!") (2001) - 14 minutes
electric guitar, live electronics and tape
Commissioned by INA-GRM (Radio-France) for the Festival Présence 2001
recording: Ambiance magnétiques AM107 - Twenty Quartet Inch Jacks - Tim Brady

Red Melisma (2000) - 8 minutes
electric guitar solo
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8484/5-2 - 10 Collaborations - Tim Brady, solo guitar

Strange Attractors (1994 - 95) - 67 minutes
A six movement work for solo electric guitar, live electronics and tape
1] Linear projection in a jump cut world - el. gtr. and tape (8 min.)
2] Collapsing Possibility Wave - el. gtr. and live electronics (9 min)
3] Difference Engine #1, #2, #3 - scordatura el. gtr. (13 min)
4] Pandemonium Architecture - el. gtr., live electronics and tape (11 min.)
5] Minimal Surface - el. gtr., "slide" and tape (5 min.)
6] Memory Riot - el. gtr., digital delay and tape (18 min.)
Produced in collaboration with Radio-Canada and INA /GRM (France)
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8464-2 - Strange Attractors - Tim Brady, guitar solo

Mercury Fountain (1993)- 6 minutes
electric guitar solo (scordatura)
Commissioned by the CBC Stereo programme Two New Hours
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8445-2 - Scenarios - Tim Brady, guitar solo

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously (1993) - 8 minutes
electric guitar and digital electronics
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8445-2 - Scenarios - Tim Brady, guitar solo

LOUD solo (1993) - 7 minutes
electric guitar and digital electronics
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8445-2 - Scenarios - Tim Brady, guitar solo

Time Lapse Exposure (1992) - 9 minutes
electric guitar and digital delay
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8440-2 - Imaginary Guitars - Tim Brady, guitar solo

Dead of Winter (1991) - 11 minutes
electric guitar and digital electronics
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8440-2 - Imaginary Guitars - Tim Brady, guitar solo

Imaginary Guitars (1991) - 8 minutes
electric guitar, digital electronics and tape
Commissioned by the CBC Stereo programme Two New Hours
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8440-2 - Imaginary Guitars - Tim Brady, guitar solo

Symphony in Two Parts (1989) - 15 minutes
electric guitar and tape
Commissioned by the CBC Stereo programme Two New Hours
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 8440-2 - Imaginary Guitars - Tim Brady, guitar solo

see also: Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks - multiple guitars

Keyboard


The Year Just Past (1995) - 1.5 minutes
solo piano
Commissioned by pianist Barbara Pritchard, Toronto, for the project One Minute Masterpieces

Reaching Past (1986) - 14 minutes
harpsichord and tape
Commissioned by harpsichordist Vivienne Spiteri
recording: Société nouvelle d'enregistrement SNE 542 CD - New Music for Harpsichord
from Canada and Holland
- Vivienne Spiteri, harpsichord

Lyric (for piano solo) (1983) - 7 minutes
piano solo
Rudolphe Matthieu award for solo chamber music - 1st prize (CAPAC - 1985)

Piano Fantasy in Three Movements (1982) - 25 minutes
piano solo
William St. Clair-Low award for chamber music - 2nd prize (CAPAC - 1983)

Piano Music 1978: I - IV (1978) - 13 minutes
solo piano

See also:
Doubling (Chamber music)
The Songline (mvt. 2 - piano solo - 7 minutes) (chamber music)

The Spontaneous Sonata Project (chamber music)

Vocal music / opera

Carmina Gadelica (2017) - 20 minutes
A work for SATB choir with piano, or electric guitar, or piano and electric guitar
4 movements - may be played separately
Can be sung by semi-professional choirs.
Commissioned by the Montréal Organ Festival

8 Songs about: Symphony #7 (2016-2017) - 35 minutes
See chamber music.

6 Révolutions / Oct. 1970
- 100 minutes (2012 - 2016) - 2 acts
An opera based on the events of the October Crisis (1970) in Québec, the kidnapping of James Cross, and the murder of politician Pierre Laporte by the FLQ.  It is an opera about violence and the nature of democracy. 7 singers portray 7 invented characters in an original story that links their daily lives to the historic events around them.
Libretto: Guillaume Corbeil
2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, 3 baritones
fl. (alto, picc), cl (b. cl.), tenor sax, bassoon, trumpet, bass trombone, piano, electric piano, electric guitar, 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and double bass
Commissioned by l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

Ghost Tango - 60 minutes (2013 - 2015)
A chamber opera in 3 short acts without intermission, the work portrays the chance meeting of 2 people after 20 years which brings up a violent and unexpected past history, and a future full of questions. Based on historical facts from the "Dirty War" in Argentina (1976 - 1983).
Original libretto by Douglas Burnet Smith
Soprano, Baritone
Solo electric guitar with FX pedals and loopers.
Tape music playback (stereo) and video projections.
Commissioned by Vocalypse Productions

Atacama: Symphony #3 - 55 minutes (2007 - 2012)
flute (picc, C-flute, alto, bass), clarinet (b. cl.), saxophone (bari, tenor, soprano), violin, viola, double bass, electric guitar and electronics (pedals), piano, electric piano, vibraphone (+ bass drum and drum kit), marimba (+ bass drum), 4 part choir (16 voices minimum, 24 ideal).

We're Hardcore  - 28 minutes (2010)

for solo soprano and chamber orchestra

1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/piano/strings: 2.1.1.1

A series of 7 songs, with texts by Gordon Downie (of The Tragically Hip)

Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

15 Stages in the Search for Radium and Love (2009) - 40 minutes

(see also "Orchestra with soloist")

Text by Douglas Burnet Smith: "Sister Prometheus" - on Marie Curie

A song-cycle with theatrical performance aspects

fl.,ob.,cl.,bsn.,hr.,tpt.,tbn.,perc.,pno., 2 vlns., vla., vlc., db.

Soprano solo

Commissioned by the AVENTA Ensemble for soprano Janice Jackson

The Salome Dancer (1997 - 2005) - 90 minutes
A chamber opera in two acts, based in part on events in the life of dancer Maud Allan (1873 - 1956)
music: Tim Brady / libretto - John Sobol
Cast: soprano, tenor, 2 baritones
Ensemble: piano/sampler, percussion, electric guitar, viola, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, electronics and tape
Commissioned by NUMUS Concerts

Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune (2002 - 2003) - 50 minutes
a chamber opera in three scenes for solo voice and ensemble
solo baritone, string quartet, electric guitar with electronics, piano, percussion, saxophone and tape
Text from Norman Bethune, Dorthey Lisvesay, Raphael Alberti, and Lu Xun. The work is a portait of the last five years in the life of Canadian surgeon, political activist and humanitarian Norman Bethune, who died in 1939 in China.
Commissioned by Radio-Canada for the Bradyworks ensemble.
recording: Ambiances magnétiques AM 139 - Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune - Bradyworks + Michael Donovan

As It Happened (1999) - 29 minutes
2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, 2 percussion, electric & acoustic bass (1 player), tape, and 12 portable CD players. Text: CBC Radio interview (from the show "As it happens") of Linda MacDonald, a woman who memory was erased with LSD and electroshock therapy treatments at the Allan Hospital in Montreal in 1963 in experiments funded by the CIA and the Canadian Government.
Commissioned by NUMUS Concerts for the Mirror Image Vocal Ensemble

Waiata Tohutohu (1998) - 19 minutes
mezzo-soprano, electric guitar and live electronics
text: 19th - century Maori protest song (sung in Maori)
recording:
Justin Time Records JTR 8484/5-2 - 10 Collaborations - Tim Brady, solo guitar, Annie Tremblay - voice

The Knife Thrower's Partner (1997) - 25 minutes
mezzo soprano, piano, percussion, cello, soprano and tenor saxophone (or clarinet & b. cl.)
text - poem by Douglas Burnet Smith

Revolutionary Songs (1993 - 94) - 38 minutes
soprano, electric guitar (w/electronics), piano, percussion, saxophone, cello,
electroacoustic tape music (Bradyworks)
texts: A.Blok, A. Jacinto, C. Desmoulins, Florian, R.Pedro, E. Cardenal
6 songs based on texts from the Russian, Angolan, French and Nicaraguan revolutions.
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 84593-2 - Revolutionary Songs - Tim Brady / Bradyworks

Walker Songs (1990) - 11 minutes
soprano solo
text: John C. Walker
recording: Justin Time Records JTR 84593-2 - Revolutionary Songs - Tim Brady / Bradyworks

Ranei Te Take (1988) - 18 minutes
soprano, electric guitar (w/electronics), piano/synth., percussion
text: Keri Hulme, from the novel The Bone People

Four Songs and an Intermezzo (1979) - 15 minutes
soprano, classical guitar, flute, cello, percussion
text: by the composer

See also: Scatter - guitar and voice (chamber music)

En amour, en hiver - (orchestra with soloist)

Tape solo music

public space / private music (2001) - 4 minutes
tape / CD / installation work commissioned by the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow, Scotland