Iarla Ó Lionáird, Pascal Le Boeuf and I premiered my song ‘Sometimes’ for voice, violin, analog synth and bass drum on November 6. This was a collaborative process in putting it together and they both did a beautiful job with it. It was a great thrill to work with the awesome instrument that is Iarla’s voice.
‘Sometimes’ is an experiment in creating a simple number-based notation system that does not require the ability to read sheet music, such that the starkness of the music and notation pairs with the starkness of the text. The text is from Haruki Murakami’s ‘Wind-up Bird Chronicle’.