Four Voice Canon #4 (marimba)


Date: 1978/79Place: Canadian National Composer/Choreographer Seminar, written for a dance by Andréa Smith, percussionist William Winant; revised, Mills College, 1980


Instrumentation: One marimba (full four octave), four parts


Elements: pitch (each voice uses four higher pitches from the harmonic series), duration, accent (each four element permutation has an accent on first element, "out of synch" with grupetti)


Comments: Later rewritten for Dean Drummond's harmonic series tuned Zoomoozophone; Fibbonacci approximations of golden mean ratios, in a kind of rhythmicana. On Artifact CD, The Theory of Impossible Melody.

Score for new edition (10/05/05).