Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Check out his new composition for strings Clay Pictures by Timothy Thornton over here

The piece is called Clay Pictures, and is in two movements. The clay of the title refers to three “triple tone-rows”; it’s basically an extended exercise in creating different textures and sounds from absolutely identical (derived) musical material. Some of the changes are abrupt and some are more gradual. The movements were to have titles — each taking five words, in some order I could never quite decide, from the following: sap, birch, bee, coracle, silt, pollen, gull, estuary, finch (and so on). I decided against this, though.

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