100 Voicings (2013)

for violin and harp

Dedicated to Yasutaka Hemmi and Takayo Matsumura
Duration: Variable

Programme note

100 Voicings was composed for the John Cage centenary concert I gave in the Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch on 4 September 2012 (the lone Cage centenary event in Africa). It consists of 100 revoicings of the four-note chord derived from the pitches of Cage's surname, though an inadvertent repetition resulted in 101. I began this version in Matsue in 2013 for Yasutaka Hemmi and Takayo Matsumura to illustrate one of the techniques I was teaching at a masterclass for local composers.