Professor Stephen Goss

Research Interests

  • Composition
  • Music of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries
  • Performance Practices in 20th and 21st Century music
  • Guitar history and repertoire
  • Pluralism in music
  • Steve is Director of the International Guitar Research Centre

Teaching

  • Composition HE5 and HE6
  • Pluralism in Western Music HE6
  • Early 19th Century Studies HE6
  • MMus Composition
  • MMus Performance
  • PhD supervision

Departmental Duties

  • Director of Research

Post Graduate Research Students

Current PhD Students

Marek Pasieczny – composition portfolio and subsidiary project analysing guitarist/composer interviews
Jeevan Rai – composer-electronicist paradigms in the age of digital immersion: open-sourcing, integration and liveness
Jake Willson – composition portfolio with subsidiary project analysing the works of Thomas Adès
Tom Kilworth – composition portfolio with a subsidiary project on contemporary Finnish music
Jeff Morgan – composition
Bret Kean – composition
Benjamin Bruant – composer/performer collaboration between Andrés Segovia and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Recent PhD Completions

Stephen Farr (2014) – The solo organ and harpsichord works of Judith Bingham and a portfolio of performances, recordings and articles
Grahame Klippel (2014) – Rhythmic accuracy in the new complexity repertoire; its assessment and role in performance practice with specific applications to the guitar
Suk Jin Chang (2013) – Influence and compositional technique in the work of Toru Takemitsu and a portfolio of compositions
Anthony Bonello (2012) – A mixed portfolio of original music compositions and a critical overview of the composers’ desktop project
Milton Mermikides (2010) – Changes over time, a collection of compositions and theoretical writings
Christian Benvenuti (2010) – Sound, noise and enthropy: an essay on information theory and music creation and a portfolio of compositions
Jill Jarman (2010) – Using science and the natural environment to inform musical composition a portfolio of original compositions, with a subsidiary research project: ‘audience reception and promotion of contemporary classical music in the UK’
Jonathan Leathwood (2009) – Ideas and idioms: composition, collaboration and interpretation in some recent guitar works and a portfolio of performances and recordings
Nikolas Labrinakos (2006) – A portfolio of compositions, with a subsidiary research project ‘Tradition regained: a study of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s Partita (1995)’

Contact Me

E-mail:
Phone: 01483 68 6504

Find me on campus
Room: 43 PA 01


My office hours

Tutorials can be booked via email or by signing up on the door of PA14

Publications

Compositions

For full details of publication, recordings, programme notes, audio clips and news of forthcoming performances and CD releases please visit www.stephengoss.net.

Cantigas de Santiago (2014)
for guitar, 20 mins

The Paganini Concerto (2014)
for guitar and orchestra (2.2.2.2., 2.2.2.0., t+1p, strings)

Concerto for Five (2013)
for violin, saxophone, cello, bass, piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2., 4.2.3.0., t+2p, strings)

Sonatina (2013)
for guitar, 15 mins

Piano Concerto (2013)
for piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2., 4.2.3.1., t+2p, strings)

Canary Wharf (2013)
for guitar, 4 mins

The Flower of Cities (2012)
for violin, 2 guitars, percussion and double bass, 26 mins

Songs of the Solar System (2012)
for SSA choir and harp, 16 mins

Piano Cycle (2012)
for piano, 12 mins

Circle Line (2012)
for guitar, 7 mins

Marylebone Elegy (2012)
for guitar, 6 mins

The Shard (2011)
for large orchestra, 5 mins

River Winds (2011)
for violin and piano, 12 mins

Caught Between (2011)
for cello and piano, 17 mins

Mahler Lieder (2011)
for four gutars, 17 mins

The Sea of the Edge (2010)
for solo flute, 6 mins

Portraits and Landscapes (2010)
for piano, 10 mins

Northern Lights 
(2010)
for flute, guitar and bass clarinet (doubling C clarinet and soprano sax), 14 mins

American Pastoral (2010)
for violin and guitar, 17 mins

Still the Sea 
(2009)
for two guitars, 9 mins 



The Autumn Song (2009)
for cello (or flute) and guitar (or piano), 7 mins

Variations on a Burns Air: Scherzo (2009)
for piano quartet, 2 mins

The Albéniz Concerto 2009)
for guitar and orchestra, 28 mins

Rough Music (2009)
for piano and spoken voice, 15 mins, text: Fiona Sampson, music: Stephen Goss

Six Welsh Folk Songs (1991/2008)
for two guitars, or violin and guitar, or voice and guitar, 12 mins

Cadenza for Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G K216 (2008)
for solo violin, 3 mins

Navarra - Sarasate arr. Goss (2008)
for two violins, guitar and orchestra, 4 mins

Interludes (2008)
for piano, 32 mins

El Llanto de los Sueños (the Weeping of Dreams) (2007)
for guitar, 11 min

The Chinese Garden (2007)
for guitar, 12 mins

Japanese Water Garden (2007)
for guitar, 2 mins

from Honey to Ashes (2007)
for flute and guitar, 16 mins

Guildford Life (2007)
for flute, clarinets, recorders, percussion, guitar, bass guitar and piano (25 mins)

Sonata (2006)
for solo guitar, 15 mins

Dark Knights and Holy Fools (2006)
for percussion and guitar, 15 mins

Uneasy Dreams (2006)
for saxophone quartet, 8 mins

Frozen Music (2005)
for guitar and string trio, 20 mins

Park of Idols (2005)
for cello and guitar, 11 mins

London Masala (2005)
for clarinets, percussion, guitar, 2 vinas, sitar, 4 violins, 3 tabla players, 3 mridangams and voices, 28 mins

Drums and Trumpets (2005)
for six trumpets and timpani, 1 min

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (2005)
for violin, cello, bass clarinet and piano, 26 mins

The Raw and the Cooked (Le Cru et le Cuit) (2004)
for two guitar, 15 mins

Raise the Red Lantern (2004)
for solo guitar, 16 mins

invisible starfall (2003)
for solo piano, 1 min

Tango: The White Queen (2003)
for violin, bandoneon, guitar, piano and double bass, 5 mins

Oxen of the Sun (2003)
for ten-string and six-string guitar, 17 mins

Gymnopédies after Erik Satie (2003)
for flute and piano, 7 mins

Spin (2003)
for six dancers, flute, soprano saxophone, piano, guitar, sitar, video and electronics, 32 mins

Gnossiennes after Erik Satie (2002)
for four guitars, 12 mins

First Milonga, Last Tango (2002)
for flute and guitar, 8 mins

Trumpets and Clocks (2002)
for four trumpets, two trombones and timpani, 2 mins

an ideal insomnia (2002)
for piano, 11 mins

Cottleston Pie (2001)
for unaccompanied choir, SSAATTBB, 9 mins

Lachrymae (2001)
for four guitars, 5 mins

Tango (2001)
for four dancers, clarinet, accordion, vibraphone, marimba, suspended cymbal and double bass, 5 mins

Looking Glass Ties (2001)
for solo guitar, 21 mins

silentsailing night
 (1999)
for two guitars, 11 mins

Carmen Fantasy
 (1998)
a fantasy, for four guitars, on themes from Bizet’s Carmen, 22 mins

Defying Gravity
 (1997)
for high voice and guitar, 13 mins

Arcadia 
(1996)
for nineteen solo strings, 22 mins

E 
(1996)
an encore piece for solo guitar, 2 mins

Dreamchild
 (1994/5)
for soprano and large ensemble, 35 mins
(flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, two trumpets, trombone, two marimbas, vibraphone, celesta, glockenspiel, untuned percussion, harp, piano, and bass guitar)

One-Nil
 (1994)
a fanfare for brass quintet, 2 mins

Glassblower 
(1994)
for dancers, soprano saxophone and strings, 10 mins

Tempo of Three Quartered 
(1993)
for three eight-part guitar orchestras, 9 mins

Dances 
(1992)
for flute and guitar, 10 mins

Saviour of the World
 (1992)
an English anthem for double SATB choir and organ, 6 mins

Under Milk Wood Songs
 (1990)
for soprano and guitar, 11 mins

Under Milk Wood Variations (1989)
for narrator and four guitars, 14 mins

Six Inventions (1986)
for solo cello, 8 mins

Hymnen an die Nacht
 (1985)
an orchestral song-cycle for solo mezzo-soprano and solo baritone, 17 mins

Journal Articles

The Albéniz Concerto
Cover article in Classical Guitar Magazine, January 2011, 6pp (Ashley Mark, Blaydon on Tyne)



Uneasy Dreams: compositional process in the music of Stephen Goss
Filmed interview 60 mins (Kingston University, FMR DVD004-0310, June 2009)

To-ing and Fro-ing: collaboration in the music of Stephen Goss

Cover article and extended interview by Colin Cooper in Classical Guitar Magazine, May and June 2008, 12pp (Ashley Mark, Blaydon on Tyne)



The Society of Influences
Cover Article New Notes, March 2005, 4pp (Journal of the Society for the Promotion of New Music, London)

Contemporary Composers: Stephen Goss
Interview feature in Classical Guitar Magazine February 2004, 8pp (Ashley Mark, Blaydon on Tyne)



Come Heavy Sleep: motive and metaphor in Britten's Nocturnal for Guitar Op. 70
Guitar Forum 1, 24pp, (EGTA, UK, September 2001)
Refereed Journal

The guitar and the musical canon: myths of tradition and heritage in concert repertoire and didactic methodology
The Journal of the European Guitar Teachers' Association, 6pp, (EGTA, UK, July 2000).
Refereed Journal also published on-line

Supporting skills for guitarists
Course units for Reading University’s Music Teaching in Private Practice postgraduate diploma course and MA in Music Education, 33 pp (Reading University Press, 1997)

Innovations in Post-1970 European Guitar Composition
MMus dissertation published in Classical Guitar Magazine in monthly instalments from October 1989 to January 1990 under the serial title Innovations, 23 pp (Ashley Mark, Blaydon on Tyne, 1989&1990)

Guitar Grade Exams
Co-author (with three other writers) of EGTA’s report and recommendation for the modernisation of guitar grade exams, 35 pp (EGTA, UK, 1993)

Selected conference papers and invited lectures

Rhetoric and Melancholy in Britten’s guitar music
Keynote lecture: Iserlohn Guitar Symposium (Iserlohn, Germany, August 2010)

Has Modernism had its day?
Keynote paper: soundSCAPE festival (Maccagno, Italy, July 2010)

Preludes and Interludes
Invited paper (Royal Academy of Music, London, May 2010)

Processes in Music-Making Research Group, PiMMReg: an introduction
Conference: The Collaborative Process (University of York, March 2010)

The Collaborative Process in the music of Stephen Goss
Invited lecture (Manhattan School of Music, New York, USA, February 2010)

Songs without words: setting poetry in music
Colloquium, invited paper (King’s College, University of London, December 2009)

Songs without words: setting poetry in music
Artist-in-residence lecture (Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, November 2009)

The Music of Stephen Goss
Artist-in-residence lecture (Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, November 2009)

Bach on the Guitar
Invited lecture (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, November 2008)

Songs without words: setting poetry in music
Invited lecture: Beyond the Lyric (University of Warwick, November 2008)

Collaboration and Creativity: The evolution of a new work
Guitar Foundation of America Convention (San Francisco Conservatory, California, USA, August 2008)

Oxen of the Sun: Reflections on the Collaborative Process
Invited lecture (Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio, USA, March 2008)

Oxen of the Sun: Reflections on the Collaborative Process
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, March 2008)

Improvisation and the Creative Process
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, February 2008)

The Collaborative Process in the music of Stephen Goss
Invited lecture (Cornish College, Seattle, Washington, USA, February 2008)

The Collaborative Process in the music of Stephen Goss
Invited lecture (University of Washinton, Seattle, Washington, USA, February 2008)

Frozen in Time: notes from the margin
Invited lecture (California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA, February 2008)

The Collaborative Process in the music of Stephen Goss
Invited lecture (California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA, February 2008)

Frozen in Time: notes from the margin
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, January 2009)

Guitar Masterclass
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, January 2009)

Composition Seminar: British Music since 2000
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, January 2009)

Britten and the Guitar
Invited lecture (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, November 2007)

Collaboration, experimentation and improvisation in notated concert music
Fifth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 (University of York, July 2007)


Frozen in time, notes from the margin: the composer in contemporary culture
Guildford International Music Festival (University of Surrey, March 2007)

The music of Stephen Goss: lecture and masterclass
(Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf , Germany, November 2006)

Sonata for solo guitar: a lecture recital with Michael Partington (University of Washington)
(Royal College of Music, University of London, November 2006)

The Anxiety of Affluence: the music of Ades, Nyman and Benjamin
(Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, November 2006)

Collaboration and Urtext: notions of the ‘original score’ in new music
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2006)

Intertextuality in the music of Stephen Goss: composition department research seminar
(University of Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2006)

Keynote Paper:The Guitar in Mozart and Mozart on the Guitar
14. Internationales Pfingstseminar (University of Koblenz, Germany, June 2006)

Post-modern or Post-mortem: intertextuality in new music
(University of Keele, November 2005)

Round Table: Marketing New Music: From Assimilation to Affiliation?
Nicholas Reyland (London Sinfonietta, Keele University - chair) Karen Cardy (Marketing Manager, London Symphony Orchestra) John Fosbrook (Promotion Manager, Chester Music/Novello & Co., formerly SPNM) Stephen Goss (Composer and guitarist, University of Surrey) Gillian Moore (Artistic Director, London Sinfonietta) Keith Potter (The Independent , Goldsmiths College)
 Philip Tagney (Senior Producer BBC Radio 3, responsible for new music); The Fourth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 (University of Sussex, August 2005)

Keynote Paper: Composing in the Society of Influences
Second Mtpp Research Conference on Music Teaching and Learning 'Musical Creativity' Reading University International Centre for Research in Music Education (University of Reading, July 2005)

Keynote Paper:Idiom versus Imagination
13. Internationales Pfingstseminar (University of Koblenz, Germany, May 2005)

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Guildford International Music Festival (University of Surrey, March 2005)

an ideal insomnia: Mahler and Alter Klang
Public Lecture (Royal Academy of Music, University of London, January 2005)

Keynote Paper: The recent guitar music of Stephen Goss
Dundee International Guitar Festival (Caird Hall, Dundee, July 2004)

The guitar in music education: an introduction
First Mtpp Research Conference on Music Teaching and Learning, Reading University International Centre for Research in Music Education (University of Reading, July 2004)

New Music for Guitar: latest techniques and trends
composition department lecture-recital (Royal Academy of Music, University of London, November 2003)

an ideal insomnia: assimilating borrowed materials
(University of Surrey, December 2002)

Keynote Paper: The Guitar and the Musical Canon: The myths of tradition and heritage in concert repertoire and didactic methodology
3rd EGTA International Congress 'The Teacher as Composer, The Composer as Teacher' (Girton College, Cambridge, July 2000) 


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