Michael McNabb - Major Works and Performances

The Hubble Concerto

(in progress) Concerto for Marimba Lumina and chamber ensemble, with projected slides and video from the Hubble Space Telescope and supporting Space Shuttle missions

The Forever Field

(1993) interactive digital synthesis, sound processing, and video installation

The Secrets of the Magdalen Laundries

(2000) 12-channel audio composition accompanying photographic installation by Diane Fenster

The Shadow of Love

(1993) interactive 4-channel music for installation by Sonya Rapoport

Sudden Changes

(1991) solo saxophone with live computer interaction and electronics
commission from Liss Fain Dance Company

The Far and Brilliant Night

(1990/92) live computer electronics, tape, multi-image projection, voice, processed speech

Portraits in Common Time

(1991) computer-controller interactive 8-channel sound for film and video installation by Lynn Kirby

The Lark Full Cloud

(1989) violin, saxophone, digital synthesis and processed sounds. Commissioned by the Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Los Angeles

Invisible Cities

(1985) ballet music for piano, saxophone, computer tape, and electronics
Honorary Mention, 1989 Prix Ars Electronica

Love in the Asylum

(1981) four-channel computer tape.
Award, International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Bourges 1982

Musical effects for Altered States

(1979) Warner Brothers Films, Ken Russel, director

Love in the Asylum

(1980) version for orchestra

Music for Mars in 3-D

(1979) computer-generated tape, original music for NASA film of stereographic Viking lander and orbiter imagery.

Performable as concert work with or without automated slide projections


(1978) computer-generated tape with recorded soprano
League of Composers - ISCM Composers Competition winner.
Award, Bourges Festival 1979

Laughing Buddha

(1977) percussion ensemble with piano

Having Lost My Sons, I Confront the Wreckage of the Moon

(1976) chamber orch. & narrator


(1975) for large orchestra