Stephen F. Lilly

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Stephen Lilly is a composer, performer, audio engineer, and amateur poet. His music ranges from “just dark” and “so demanding on the listener” (The Retriever) to “really more ‘performance art’...the sort of thing you are very glad to have experienced without necessarily wanting to revisit it” (The Washington Post). Stephen has degrees from the University of Idaho (composition/bass performance) and the University of Maryland (composition). He also spent a year studying electroacoustic music at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. His work ranges from abstract and microtonal to theatrical and satiric; he mostly composes chamber music for friends and friends of friends as well as fixed media works for nobody in particular. His writings on contemporary experimental music have been published in Organised Sound, Performance Research, Perspectives of New Music, and Computer Music Journal. Recordings of his compositions are available on the SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures Recording Series, the SCI CD Series, and from C7 Music, while recordings he has engineered have been released on Neuma, Navona, and Albany Records. On a final note, Stephen use to teach but now just lives in Minneapolis, where he continues to compose and perform.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Percussion Ensemble


Spare Parts B for percussion quartet (2020)

Solo Instrument


Vanishing for solo piano (2020)
Blending II for isolated solo flute in a confined space (2020)
Mazed for solo instrument (2016)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Spare Parts B for percussion quartet (2020)
Spare Parts D for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba (2019)

String Orchestra


Unformed Lament for string orchestra (2015)
Blending II for isolated solo flute in a confined space (2020)
Mazed for solo instrument (2016)
Spare Parts B for percussion quartet (2020)
Spare Parts D for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba (2019)
Unformed Lament for string orchestra (2015)
Vanishing for solo piano (2020)