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Premiere: Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | de Munt Brussels, Belgium
Co-commsionners to be announced
Music by Mark Grey
Stage Direction by Alex Ollé Gol (La Fura dels Baus)
Set Design by Alfons Flores
Costume Design by Lluc Castells
Conducted by Leo Hussain

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chamber symphony
commissioned by Jacaranda Music and The Los Angeles Philharmonic
World Premiere on November 18, 2017

July 12, 2017 at National Sawdust
as composer, sound designer and video designer

co-commission with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: Atlanta Symphony Hall, February 2016 / Berkeley Symphony, May 2016


for Jennifer Koh
to premiere 2016 and tour worldwide

for Calidore String Quartet
Premiere: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, June 2015

for The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
From a story by the great Iranian writer Samad Behrangi, translated and adapted by Niloufar Talebi
Premiere: April 19, 2015
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA


for chamber symphony

Part of the Minimalist Jukebox Series
Los Angeles Philharmonic; John Adams, conductor
Premiere: April 8, 2014
Walt Disney Concert Hall


Fire AngelsĀtash Sorushān (Fire Angels)
for soprano, tenor and full orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
Premiere: March 2014, Atlanta Symphony Hall




Fire AngelsHeaven's Ladder
Part of the Beck Song Reader Project
Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Music by Beck Hansen
Arrangement by Mark Grey
March 21, 2013



Overture for Orchestra
Premiere: The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor
March 9, 2013

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for violin and piano
premiered in London 2013
by Mili Leitner, violin

Fanfare for Orchestra
Commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Music Director
In celebration of Robert Spano’s 10th Anniversary as Music Director and Donald Runnicles’ 10th Anniversary as Principal Guest Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Donald Runnicles, conductor
January 27-29, 2011, Atlanta Symphony Hall

Fire AngelsĀtash Sorushān (Fire Angels)

for soprano and chamber orchestra
A Carnegie Hall co-commission with Cal Performances and others
World Premiere: March 29, 2011, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, New York
West Coast Premiere: April 03, 2011, Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA
Music by Mark Grey
Libretto by Niloufar Talebi
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Molly Morkoski, piano and the MEME ensemble
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Press release
Carnegie Hall Program Notes

MugunghwaMugunghwa: Rose of Sharon

for solo violin, double chorus and chamber orchestra
A Los Angeles Master Chorale commission
Premiere: March 06, 2011, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin
Press release

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for electronic surround soundscapes
Full-length theatrical production
Peter Sellars, director
Premiered at the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, Austria) in June 2009
German Premiere: June 2009, K15 Festival in Bochum, Germany
U.S. Premiere: September 2009, Public Theater in New York City

The Alluring WaveThe Alluring Wave
for flute quartet
Areon Flutes
May 2009

A Rax DawnA Rax Dawn
for solo piano
World Premiere on April 20, 2009
Symphony Space, Cutting Edge Concerts, New York, NY
European Premiere in February 2010, Le Concours International de Piano d'Orléans, Orléans, France
Molly Morkoski, piano

Enemy SlayerEnemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio

for baritone, full chorus and large orchestra
Premiered February 2008
The Phoenix Symphony
Scott Hendricks, baritone
Michael Christie, conductor

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Leila Josefowicz
Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio
Premiered Feb. '08 with The Phoenix Symphony. Naxos recording available now.
Liner notes | Libretto |
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The SummonsThe Summons
for orchestra
Premiered September 2007
The Phoenix Symphony
Michael Christie, conductor


Left for the DogsLeft for the Dogs
for solo violin
Premiered at The New World Symphony - Inside the Music Series, Miami 2007
(with several performances in the U.S.)
Piotr Szewczyk, violin


for solo violin and orchestra
Premiered on July 9, 2006
The Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Michael Christie, conductor


West coast premiere on August 12, 2006
The Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Marin Alsop, conductor

Sleepless DreamThe Sleepless Dream
for flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello
Premiered on March 27, 2006
commissioned by the California EarUnit for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival 2006

for orchestra
Premiered on July 3, 2005
The Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Michael Christie, conductor



San Andreas SuiteSan Andreas Suite

for solo violin
Premiered October 2004 (performances worldwide)
Leila Josefowicz, violin



Sparrow's EchoSparrow's Echo
for string quartet
Premiere recording (2004) by Leila Josefowicz (violin), Airi Yoshioka (violin), Nokuthula Ngwenyama (viola), Nina Lee (cello)




for violin, cello, percussion and electronics
Premiered by The California EarUnit, 2001 premiere recording (2004) by Leila Josefowicz, violin;
Sophie Shao, cello; David Cossin, percussion





BertoiaBertoia I and Bertoia II
for string quartet, eight infra-red sensors and live computer processing
Premiered by Kronos Quartet, 2003


SandsofTimeSands of Time

for four celli and live computer processing
Premiered and recorded by Joan Jeanrenaud, 2002

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Blood Red Blood Red
for cello and live computer processing
Premiered and recorded by Joan Jeanrenaud, 2001


Kemi Kemi

for violin, bass clarinet, guitar, sampler, electronic percussion and MIDI marimba
Premiered by The Paul Dresher Ensemble, 2003


for solo piano
Premiered by Marja Mutru, 2000


Harvest of RageHarvest of Rage
Three pieces for tenor, small choir and orchestra for John Duykers, 2000



for string quartet and live computer processing
Premiered by Kronos Quartet, 1999

Mark Grey, composer
Mark explores lava flow - Photo by Deborah O'Grady