Vivace: - sustaining Byrne playing Abel

Martin Parker (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract / Description of output

This is the third of three pieces composed for the BBC's Late Junction series. The piece represents a reorganisation of a short but also potentially endless series of chords composed by Abel. By distributing the whole piece across a graphics tablet, I could place my fingers anywhere in the piece and sustain a chord indefinitely. Of course, microscopic movements of the fingers cause audible changes to the duration and position of the chord and so the changes move with my fingers. I felt that Abel's piece struggled to find a way to end and so this piece also fights with itself, it drives forwards but without a discernable goal and so appears to run out of steam.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBBC Radio 3
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2013


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