Thursday, February 08, 2007


Yesterday I finally completed setting movements II and III of Saeta, a Crouch End Festival Chorus commission from 1990. I've sent a PDF of the score to the composer, Howard Haigh, and it will be interesting to get his comments back.

Meanwhile, a member of the chorus tells me that a friend of hers is working on a book about 20th century musical notation systems. She's recommended that I look at Berio's Sequenza and Ligeti's Aventure and Nouvelle aventure, as they use some interesting notations for vocal techniques. A trip to the library is called for, I think.