Monday, 2 April 2012


What am I listening to? Hildegard Westerkamp

I think I may have a title for my piece finally. I kind of feel like pieces named in different languages are a little pretentious from an English-speaker (unless there's non-English text), but I do feel compelled by this one. And it wouldn't be the first time I was called pretentious sadly... haha.

I'm leaning towards calling it "Drei". This means 'three' in German, which is appropriate because of the recurring triplet motif.

But why in German?

"Drei" is pronounced like the English word "dry" - which I feel also applied to this piece. The sparse textures, the repeated attacks, the sharp and pointy articulation.. I feel like "dry" is an apt descriptor.

Now just to print and bind!

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