Four Voice Canon #14 (“Kid Canon”)
Place: New Hampshire
Comments: For kids speaking voices. The recorded version (on Cold Blue CD) uses the voices of my daughter Anna and five or her friends. The four “elements” are the name of the town they live in, the name of their pet, their own name, and the month they were born in. For example, Eliza’s first quatrain is:
Eliza Hanover Mr. Stripes July
Hanover Eliza Mr. Stripes July
Hanover Mr. Stripes Eliza July
Hanover Mr. Stripes July Eliza
Each kid also recorded an “interruption” (favorite book, sport, food, whatever) which was mixed into the piece. Performers: Anna Diamond Polansky (September, Lilly, Hanover), Eliza Polli, Meghan Gallagher (March, Daisy, Enfield), Hester Godfrey (September, Cirrus, Lebanon), Nick Sinnott-Armstrong (May, Riva, Hanover), Saskia Nislow (July, Clara, Lebanon). Tempo ratios (drawn from the click track set in #16) are: Anna (1/1), Eliza (6/5), Meghan (7/5), Hester (5/3), Nick (11/6), Saskia (2/1).
Recorded by LP and Miriam Kolar, produced by Jody Diamond, and released on the Cold Blue CD.