Haralabos [Harry] Stafylakis

Composer | Professor | Producer | Guitarist


 

Chamber (3–9 players)

Score & parts for all listed compositions are available for purchase. See notes on each work's info page or send an inquiry through the Contact page.
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STRING QUARTET

String Quartet No. 3: Emergence (2015) – (16')
Composed for the Quatuor Bozzini – 2015 Bozzini Lab Vancouver
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Critical Density (2009)
for guitar and string quartet (25')
Composed for guitarist Patrick Kearney
Winner of 2011 Serge Garant Award (SOCAN)
score preview

 

OTHER UNIFORM ENSEMBLES

EIDOS, Book I (2019)
for Roomful of Teeth (10')
[Encoded Images from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows]
1. rigor samsa
2. gnossienne
3. ecstatic shock
Commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for Roomful of Teeth and the Winnipeg New Music Festival.

SkyRise (2016)
for brass quintet (4')
Composed for the Aspen Music Festival

The Sharp End (2009)
for saxophone quartet (11')
Composed for the McGill University Sax Quartet
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Waves Obsidian (2008)
guitar quartet or ensemble (6')
1st Prize in the 2008 Guitare Montreal International Composition Competition
Recorded by the York Guitar Quartet on the album Landscape WIth Trees (2016) – available on CD Baby and iTunes.
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MIXED ENSEMBLES (3–9 players)

Calibrating Friction (2016 / 2023)
for amplified ensemble: flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 8-string electric guitars, and drum set (10')
Commissioned by Aspen Music Festival for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble

Flows Obsidian (2019 / 2023)
for amplified ensemble: flute (afl, picc), clarinet (bcl), violin, viola, cello, bass, 8-string electric guitars, piano, percussion, and drum set (11')
Composed for Contemporaneous and ICEBERG New Music

Never the Same River (2013 / 2023)
for 5 players: bassoon, two violins, cello, and piano (10')
Composed for the New Music on the Point festival, premiered by members of ICE and NMOP performers.

Unrelent (2017 / 2023)
for amplified ensemble: flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, and drum set (11')
Composed for Contemporaneous and ICEBERG New Music

Of Beauty / Of Brutality (2015 / 2023)
for amplified ensemble: 8-­string electric guitars, flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, violin, contrabass, piano, and drum set (13')
Composed for Van Tilburg (aka Adam Pietrykowski) and Ensemble Mise-En.

Incinerate (2022)
for percussionist & piano trio
(17')
Commissioned by the Land's End Ensemble with the support of Walt & Irene DeBoni and the SOCAN Foundation for Dame Evelyn Glennie & Land's End.
dontwaitforme (2021)
for metal band & chamber ensemble: voice, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, synths / flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
(13')
Co-composed with Courtney Swain (Bent Knee)
Collaboration between Bent Knee, ShoutHouse Ensemble, and ICEBERG New Music
Recording: Bent Knee, ShoutHouse, and Harry Stafylakis | label TBA | expected release 2022

M3ME (2019)
for 6 players: flute (picc), bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (7')
Commissioned by Standing Wave Society

Piano Trio No. 1: Gnothi Seauton [Know Thyself] (2019)
for violin, cello, piano (16')
Commissioned by Periapsis Music and Dance with the support of New Music USA
Choreography by Norbert De La Cruz III

Gnothi Seauton [Know Thyself] (2019)
for clarinet violin, cello, piano (16')
[clarinet quartet version]
Commissioned by Periapsis Music and Dance with the support of New Music USA; arranged for Unheard-of//Ensemble and ICEBERG New Music.

Together We Grow (2016)
for 5 players: baroque violin, bass clarinet, piano, double bass, and drum set (10')
Commissioned by the Edge Ensemble

Scars & Braids (2014)
for 4 players: flute, violin, cello, and percussion (13')
Composed for the Cadillac Moon Ensemble.

The Metal and the Flower (2012)
for tenor, accordion, and piano (6')
Text by P. K. Page (1916-2010)
Winner of a 2013 Godfrey Ridout Award (SOCAN Foundation)

In Memory (2011)
for 6 players: flute, oboe / English horn, violin, cello, and two guitars (6')
Composed for the Cygnus Ensemble

Kritikos Horos (2010)
for 6 players: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (13')
Finalist in the 2010 Alea III International Composition Competition.
Honorable mention for the 2012 Brian M. Israel Award


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