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Blue Work

The Voice of Experience

for piano and soundscape

Year:  2000   ·  Duration:  3m

Year:  2000
Duration:  3m

John Elmsly

Composer:   John Elmsly

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The Voice of Experience was composed as a tribute to John Rimmer on his 60th birthday. It contains fleeting images: a piano part derived from the dedicatee's name; re-synthesised kokako; granulated water sounds from a quiet rock pool on Rangitoto Island; and granular time-stretched recordings of a singer whose name was Experience.

Dedication note

Tribute to John Rimmer on his 60th birthday

Performance history

03 Feb 2009: Contemporary Visions 14

Performed by John Elmsly (piano)