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Composition 9 is one of a series of works by John Rimmer which combine live music with taped electronic sound. The text is an extract from Ian Wedde's 56 spells for Coming Out by Day.
O seaswell of love Surf's continuo, Ground bass of hope Singing ocean of time
Composition 9 was first performed by Heather Macdonald on March 26, 1976, in the Radio Theatre, Auckland. The work has been recorded by this same artist on Kiwi Pacific LSD-62.
The electronic sounds were realised at the Electronic Music Studio, Victoria University of Wellington.
Text by Ian Wedde
Performed by Heather Macdonald (soprano)