o’phony (2019)

Commission: Society of Music Theory (SMT) Committee on Diversity (COD)

Duration: 4 minutes

Premiere: November 07 2019 | Morehouse and Spelman College Kalimba Ensemble | Columbus OH

Instrumentation: 3 kalimbas (pentatonic tuning)

Program Information:
o’phony
is a play on heterophony. The motives of the melody are hinted at throughout the work, and only come in full at the end of the work. At
the end of the work, performers play the same melody almost at the same time, but are free to ornament the melody as they wish.

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