Ewan Stefani


(for Pete Stollery at 60) – July 2020

A low-voiced lament, this work was made from recordings of bowed gongs and cymbals which are used to play stretched-out phrases of partials produced by the each source. The recordings were extracted from a live performance in a large empty concert hall along with percussive sounds originally derived from the keys of an old typewriter. All reverberation was from the acoustic space of the performance with no further processing. The piece should be played at normal listening levels, but should not be normalised or amplified further; it should sound as though being heard from the back of the concert hall, almost in the distance.