works' list by instrumentation: download PDF

future projects planned: 

new long orchestral piece

new reed quintet

new duo for two bass clarinetists with audio-playback 

chronological catalogue with scores and recordings:

Tārā offering for Rinpoche

low-fi audio playback

for mobile phone/tablet/laptop/earphones

in cooperation with the Dzokden community

2021 |  2'26'' 

as soon as the kimnara king druma started to play his lute,

for guitar solo

2021 | 8'-16'

blessing the speech

for 8 musicians and conductor 

performing while reciting the sanskrit alphabet

[alto flute, bass clarinet, accordion, string quintet] 

2020 | ca. 12'30'' - 16'

blessing the speech (excerpt) - nassif - ensemble NEURAUM

Lesung bei Alois

for recitator and five musicians with folk instruments and audio-playbacks in their mobile phones: zither, hurdy-gurdy, styrian harmonika or accordion, bagpipe and hackbrett or (small) cymbalom

around the audience (other similar instruments can be used as well)

2020 | ca. 19' - 29' (there are different versions)

Lesung bei Alois (excerpt) - nassif - joseph fux volksmusik ensemble

Liedentwurf Mai 1827 (Coda)

for voice and piano(-multiphonics)

(versions for very high soprano, soprano, mezzo, contralto, contratenor, tenor, baritono, bass)

2020 | ca. 3' - 4'

Rinpoche's Name Mantras

low-fi audio playback

for mobile phone/tablet/laptop/earphones

in cooperation with the Dzokden community

2020 | short version: 5'18'', long version: 9'46''

Rinpoche's Name Mantras

participative sound performance

for listeners moving around the space

with their own mobile phones/tablets etc.

2020 | ca. 8' - 15

om manipadme hum

for voices and instruments in just intonation

(instrumentation is not exactly determined)

2019 | 25' - 30'

LAST ALBUM

a quartet for voice (soprano, alternatively contratenor/mezzo)

one wind instrument player

(many possibilities: oboe + english-horn / optionally ob. d'amore, musette, lupophon;

or clarinet / optionally sopranino cl., bass cl. or basset-horn;

or sax soprano + alto or tenor sax;

or trumpet or fluegelhorn / optionally trumpet picc.)

cello and piano

2019 | total duration ca. 30' (reduced versions: ca. 15' - 24')

cyclic existence

for voice, one wind instrument player, cello and piano

(part of „LAST ALBUM“ which can be performed independently)

2019| ND duration

cyclic existence (excerpt) - nassif - ensemble chambre d'écoute

mindfulness of breathing

for a solo wind instrument

and orchestra (around the listeners)

(there are many possibilities for the soloist instrument)

2018 |ca. 30

opus 68

easy pieces for piano

and/or other keyboard instruments

(grand piano, upright piano, electric/digital piano, fortepiano,

square piano, clavichord, celesta, harpsichord, dulcitone)

2018 | ND duration

same taste

duo for clarinet

(+bass cl. and optionally + contrabass cl.)

and violin

2018 | 6' – 11'

o brega sublimado

solo songs for different voices

(spread around the space)

S, MS, A, Contratenor, T, Bar, B 

(min.-max. number of singers: 1-7  it can be further extended to 12 singers)

2014; 2017 | flexible duration: min. 0'45'' max. ca. 25'

[all the following trios around one listener are aspects/versions from the first trio 'karuna']

 

upeksha

trio for subcontrabass/contr'alto/alto flute(s)

and double bass(es) around one listener

2015; 2017 | ~ 5'

mudita

trio for contr'alto/alto flute(s) and cellos(s)

around one listener

2015; 2017 | ~ 5'

mitgefuehl

trio for cello(s) and contrabass(es) around one listener

2015; 2017 | ~ 5'

egalanimeco

for three double basses around one listener

2015-2017 | ~ 5'

bondade amorosa

for three cellos around one listener

2015-2017 | ~ 5'

ventura

for a flute trio around one listener

(30 different flute combinations possible)

2015-2017 |  ~ 5'

karuna

for a mixed trio around one listener:

alto flute, cello and double bass

2014-15; 2017 | ca. 5'

 

introduction to the awakening mind

a quartet for spoken/whispered voice

and instruments in just intonation:

bass flute, fluegelhorn and viola

for/with/through Shantideva's teaching poem 'Bodhicaryavatara'

2017 | ~ 20'

 

empty-forms

for harpsichord

2016 | ~ 5' - 7'

 

flow of knowing

for three female voices

with pure-tuned crystal glasses

2014-16 |  ~ 13' - 16'

 

present, without expectations

string quartet

(2009; 2010-11) 2015 | ca. 13'

the artists meeting

Hörwerk / audio-playback with spoken voice 

+ version for sound installation with 13 channels

2014-2016 | full version: 22'35'' 

intimate songs

for voices in duos

singing into the ears of listeners

(min. number of singers: 2)

2014-15 | ND duration: ~ 12' or much more longer

intimate choirs

for vocal groups

around different groups of listeners

(min. number of singers: 8)

2014-15 | ND duration: ~ 8' or much more longer

[both pieces 'intimate songs' and 'intimate choirs' can be combined into a single performance]

dust devil

for 3 dancers\vocalists

in cooperation with the choreographer Özlem Alkis

2014-15 | ND duration: ~ 45'

nachgehoert

audio playback

2014 | duration: 9'19''

eugostaria de ouvir \

ich wuerde es gerne hoeren

for 6 mixed voices moving around the space

2013-14 | ~ 13'

schlager für fortgeschrittene

audio playback in six parts 

2013 | ~ 6'

suonare, ascoltare, trasfigurare

trio for violin, cello and piano

2011-2013, rev. 2014 | ~ 8'30''

musica d'incanto

for an oboe

and a trio of very low instruments far apart:

contrabassoon, contrabass and contrabass tuba

2011-2013 | full version: ca. 31' (reduced versions: 13'-28')

links for CD: amazon, deezer, i-tunes, spotify 

trio etereo

for an oboe off-stage and a trio of very low instruments far apart:

contrabassoon, contrabass, contrabass tuba

(part of „musica d'incanto“ which can be performed as an independent piece;

the score was published as part of the „musica d'incanto“ CD booklet)

2011-12 | ~ 6'

ainda que sob véus 

piano

2010-12 | ~ 5'

ainda que sob véus - rafael nassif, piano (studio recording)

werk_statt_incanto

audio playback for stage changes in four parts

(stereo with optional live spatialization;

individual parts can be presented separately)

2012 | 12'09''

links for CD: amazon, deezer, i-tunes, spotify 

esboço de monumento

for 17 winds

or wind orchestra (and optional percussion)

2011-12 | ca. 6'

still life

with music by piet mondrian

music for Hans Richter's silent movie 

"Rhythmus 21" (1921)

stereo audio playback

2011 | 2'32''

esboço de monumento - nassif - CMLöser, studio neu musik stuttgart

a mizmar happening

(second) music for H. Richter's silent movie 

"Rhythmus 21" (1921)

stereo audio playback

(mizmar oboe: R. Nassif)

2011 |  2'32''

floresta anônima

for an ensemble of twelve double-reed instruments

around the listeners

2010-11 | ca. 15'

silhuetas de uma dança imaginária 

for guitar quartet

2009; 2010 | 10'-11'

quinteto radiante

for brass quintet

around the listeners

2010 

um vitral no tempo

for 8 musicians with tuned crystal glasses

around the listeners

2009; 2010 | 9'50''

 

um vitral no tempo - nassif - polyensemble stuttgart live at esslingen

caminho a desvelar

trio for clarinet, cello and piano

2009-2010(+2011) | ~11'-13'

 

a desvelar caminho

trio for clarinet, viola and piano

2009-2010(+2011) | ~11'-13'

                         (cl. and pno. parts are the same as for "caminho a desvelar", download above)

outras cores sob véus

for orchestra  

2008-9 | ca. 17'

caminho a desvelar - nassif - Andreas Lipp, Caspar Johannes Walter und Marija Skender
outras cores sob véus (excerpt) - nassif - Minas Gerais Philharmonic, conductor Fábio Mechetti

salve silma 

for boys choir or female choir

(and organ non obbligato)

2009 | ca. 6'30''

esboço de pavana

violoncello

2008-9 | ~ 4'-6'

links for printed score: magalu, tipografia musical, amazon, freenote,    

 

refúgio

trio for flute, guitar and piano

2008 | ~ 8'

 

os olhos são a luz do corpo

for three vocal groups / choirs

and three trombones

2007 | 10'

véus sobre cores

for orchestra (54-57 musicians)

2007 | 5'

ballo padano

for female voices\choir

2007 | 5'

noturno 

for 18 strings\string orchestra 

2006 | 9'

noturno (studio recording) - nassif - musicoop chamber orchestra, Oiliam Lanna, guest conductor

...como os regatos e as árvores

version for male/female recitator

and two flutes at different sides of the stage

(1. flute in C; 2. flute possibilities: 

alto fl., bass fl., contr'alto fl. or contrabass fl. etc.)

2006, final version 2009 | ~ 5'

reduced version for recitator and flute in C: ca. 2' (see audio file below)

como os regatos e as árvores - reduced version - Marta Castello Branco e R. Nassif

como interrupção

flute

2006 | ~ 1'

o relógio de Julius Heckethorn

for spoken voice

2005  | ~ 2'

hip! hip! hoover! 

for male voices\choir

2004 (rev. 2005)  | ~ 6'

primeiro contato de serafim e a malícia

male voice solo

2002-3  | ~ 4'

impressões

flute

(alternatively alto fl. or bass fl.,

not necessarily orchestral one: Shakuhachi etc.)

2000 |  3'- 4'

impressões - nassif - Marta Castello Branco, flute

ioga do som

piano

2000 | ~ 2'

[not all pieces are listed here]