Compositions by Marc van Vugt

2022 Jazzopera commissioned by the Performing Art Fund NL
2021 The Lonely Coyote. 10 pieces for acoustic guitar solo.
2020 The VanDoesburgsuite for big band. An adaption of the original Vandoesburgsuite.
2018 – 2019 Ubuntu suite, for big band. Commisioned by the Capilano University Vancouver Canada.
2016 Crossing Canada, 10 songs for voice/piano and guitar.
2015 Ballroom Dreams and Power of fragility for mezzosoprano, 5 part female choir, 5 part male choir and guitar. Commisioned by the Dutch performing Arts fund and the Haarlem Choir Biennale for Ineke Vandoorn, ensemble Amarcord (G) and Wishfull Singing (NL)
2014 (what about) Words suite, for guitar, mezzo, trombone and jazz chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the City of Utrecht. Performed by Big Bizar Habit featuring Robin Eubanks (USA), Ineke Vandoorn and Marc van Vugt.
2013 White, for the Ineke Vandoorn/Marc van Vugt group.
2011 Suite Bali, a 60 minute suite for jazz chamber orchestra, piano, guitar and vocals. Commissioned by the Performing Arts Fund NL.
2010 Quivering Towers, for voice, piano and guitar. Inspired by the beautiful art piece Quivering Towers by visual artist Michiel van Overbeek. Performed by the Van Vugt/Van Doorn duo.
2010 5 pieces for piano, voice and guitar. Commissioned by het Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten+ (Fund for performing arts). Performed by Jasper van ‘t Hof, Ineke van Doorn and van Vugt.
2009 6 pieces for jazzquartet. Commissioned by het Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten+ (Fund for performing arts). Performed by Marc van Vugts Bizar Habit with Mario Pavone (US), Michael Sarin (US), Paul van Kemenade (NL) and Van Vugt.
2008 Three pieces for Big Band. Commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art).
2008 Several pieces for the jazz-chamber-orchestra Marc van Vugts Big Bizar Habit. Commisioned by the City and Province of Utrecht.
2007 Inventing Jazz, for mezzo, guitar and het Nederlands Kamerkoor (the Dutch Chamber Orchestra). Commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art) and the Dutch Chamber Choir.
2007 Alice in Space, a play for voice for mezzosoprano, storyteller and jazz chamber orchestra Marc van Vugt’s Big Bizar Habit. Commissioned by FAPK (Creative Arts Council) Buma and the City of Utrecht.
2006 Two pieces for Big Band. Commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art).
2004 The Vandoesburgsuite for jazz chamber orchestra Marc van VUgt’s Big Bizar Habit. Commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art).
2004 Athis for jazz chamber orchestra Marc van Vugt’s Big Bizar Habit. Commissioned by the City Council of Utrecht, for the Dom 750 festival.br /> 2004 Art Stold my Life for jazz chamber orchestra Marc van Vugt’s Big Bizar Habit. Commissioned by Main Bienale Festival Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht.
2003 Several pieces for an 11 piece jazz-chamber-orchestra project with Marc van Vugts Big Bizar Habit. Commissioned by the by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art)
2003 Music for voice and guitar commisioned by the Thuiskopiefonds. Grant to work two month on new Vandoorn repertoire at the Van Doesburghouse, Meudon, Paris, France.
2002 Music for Jazz orchestra, voice and guitar commissioned by the NPS and the Dutch Metropole Orchestra featuring singer Ineke van Doorn and Marc van Vugt.
2002 7 pieces for guitar duo commissioned by the by the Dutch Fonds voor de ScheppendeToonkunst.
2000 Music for string quartet, cello, guitar, double bass and voice, commissioned by the Thuiskopie Fonds.
1999 Several pieces for an 11 piece jazz-chamber-orchestra project with Marc van Vugts Big Bizar Habit. Commissioned by the by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art)
1999 “Four Brothers’, new repertoire for the group Vandoorn commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art).
1997 “The Heron and The Fish” and “Un Locataire Dialbolique”, for bandoneon, bass clarinet and percussion. For Joshua Samsons Audible Lifestream. Commissioned by the by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art)
1996 “The Fantastic Airship”. A multimedia project with a combination of the music of Marc van Vugt, surrealistic silent movies by Georges Melies and performances by the Dutch video artist Pieter Baan Muller. Music performed by the ensemble Marc van Vugts Big Bizar Habit, featuring a.o. vocalist Ineke van Doorn, percussionist Michael Vatcher (USA), trumpet player Chris Kase (USA) and violoncello player Paul Stouthamer (Spain). The compositions were commissioned by the Amsterdam Fund for the Art. The project was financed by the Amsterdam Fund for the Art, The Home copy foundation and the Dutch Film museum.
1996 ‘Mekaron’, a contemporary piece for chamber orchestra and three vocal soloists. Commissioned by the Basho ensemble that performed it in a tour project with music based on native American music.
1994 ‘The Great Steel Secret’, score to the silent movie performed live by the Basho ensemble (conductor Jurrien Sligter), a contemporary music ensemble (5 strings, 4 woodwinds, horn, piano and percussion) a contemporary music ensemble. In a project with compositions of a.o. composer Willem Breuker and Henny Vrienten.
1993 ‘As They Marched By’, commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (Fund for creative tone art) for a new ensemble consisting of two electric guitar players, two percussionists and an amplified bass clarinet.
1992 ‘Circuling’ for 5 percussionists. Written for the Circle percussion ensemble. Premiere march 1993.
1991 “Words” a 45 minutes radio phonic play with the vocal trio ‘Voice lab.’ for the Dutch Radio Broadcasting company who also commissioned the composition.
1991 ‘Pokerface’ for 7 singers and a percussion player. Commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende toonkunst for the a capelle jazzchoir ‘Tamam’, lead by Peggy Larson.
1990 ‘And then there were three’ for bass clarinet, midi controlled pitch shifters and sound sources. Commissioned by the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst
1989 ’On two feet’, for wind ensemble and midi percussion. Written for Utrecht Moderna conducted by Jurjen Hempel
1988 ‘What’s the choice ?’ for soprano sax and midi controlled sound sources.
1988 ‘Moving’ for saxophone quartet.
1986 ‘Rusty Roofings’ for Herman van Doorn (tenor) and the Metropole Workshop Orchestra
1985 ‘Dona Inez’ for the Metropole Workshop Orchestra
1984 ‘Acarajè’ for the Metropole Workshop Orchestra
1983 ‘Maracuja’ for the Metropole Workshop Orchestra
1983 ‘Honk’ for flute orchestra
1980-1984 ‘the Baixim songbook’