Catalog of Compositions by David Means


      Environmental Installations –


Floorpiece (1978)

 Installation of 36 notated pyramids for mixed quartet; performed at the Walker Art Center,

Minneapolis and elsewhere.


Floorpiece II (1979)

 Installation of 15 notated pyramids for mixed trio; performed at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and elsewhere.


Double Negative (1979)

Floor installation for two players; performed and exhibited at N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago (1979), "Music for Open Spaces", Minneapolis (1979), Tyler Gallery, S.U.N.Y., College at Oswego, New York (1980), Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1980 and 1981), "Parallel Expressions: Music in Architecture/Architecture in Music", Pillsbury Center, Minneapolis (1983); published in Scribing Sound: American Notations Since 1952, by Sylvia Smith (New York: Excelsior, 1990).


The Gnomes of Zurich (Support System V) (1980)

Outdoor installation for 4 wind instruments and concealed electronics; commissioned by the Walker Art Center for the New Music America - Minneapolis Festival.


Morges (1984)

Solo performance for amplified flagpole cords; Morges, Switzerland.


Music for the River  (1985)

Dance score for Marylee Hardenbergh’s Solstice Falls Project; Mississippi River Lock & Dam #1, Minneapolis.


Transit Music (1987)

Graphic score for voices and portable soundtrack. Commissioned by LISTEN and performed for "A Sonic Tour of the Twin Cities"


Cannon River Wave/Forms (1992)

Environmental performance installation along the Cannon River, Northfield, Minnesota, during the summer solstice.


Stanton Airfield Land/Forms (1994)

 Environmental sound composition, installation and performance event on the grass runways of Stanton Airfield; featuring Bill and Mary Buchen, Johnny Rodriguez and others; Stanton, MN.


In the Garden of Voices (1995)

Performance installation for three players designed for the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden event "At Dusk and Dawn" and Metropolitan State University’s Great Hall of New Main; Version for stage presented at SpaceSpace, Minneapolis.


WildLife Light/Sound Forms (1996)

Environmental installation as part of "Woodsworks at the Wildlife Refuge";Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington.


Caponi Land/Forms 1999)

 Environmental performance installation for the Caponi Art Park, Eagan, MN.


Electric Heart  (2000)

 Collaboration with Gary Schulte (violin) and Steve Goldstein (laptop) for the Caponi Art Park, Eagan, MN.


Franconia Sculpture Park Ritual Pour

Environmental electronic performance installation for the Franconia Sculpture Park, Taylors Falls, Minnesota.



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