Broccoli

This song uses a form resembling a rondeau, which repeats three times. The ending refrain of one verse elides into the beginning refrain of the next. In the repeated refrains, only the rentrement is sung, and the rest of the form is played instrumentally. Maria Alejandra Velasquez…


Telescope II

Upon completing the first Telescope, which took a number of attempts at the various sections, I had a hankering to go right back at it again, which resulted in this version. Both are built on the same plan, based on…


To split infinite

As mentioned in the album overview, this song started as an instrumental for Graham Ritchie’s production of Midsummer Nights Dream. To fit words to melody, a rather longer than typical ballade form resulted, so we reduced the number of stanzas to two,…


Dots

Maria Alejandra Velasquez Restrepo – voice Nina Horvath – keys   Buff Allen – drums and percussion Trevor Tunnacliffe – bass, guitar ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Dots (Ray) Pinwheel in my hand Its alive when I run fast Pinwheel – it’s alive when I…


Latch

There is some vague connection to Telescope in this piece – here, the fourteen bar divisions repeat unvaryingly, while the tenor (Delver) voice is isorhythmic. Maria Alejandra Velasquez Restrepo – voice Lisa Jensen – oboe Holly Bryan – horn Nina…


Bowl

Maria Alejandra Velasquez Restrepo – voice Lisa Jensen – oboe Holly Bryan – horn Nina Horvath – keys Buff Allen – drums Trevor Tunnacliffe – bass ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Bowl (Delver) Amanda greets the world with graceful style. She calmly chats with shoppers…


Sonus

The sonnet was the first piece of work completed for the project. I had thought of Delver as a character with a more modern frame of mind, and used half-rhymes in some places to disguise the sonnet-ness of the words….


Incubate

Incubate is a section rescued from an early draft of Telescope. Holly Bryan – horn Michael Ibsen – guitar Nina Horvath – keys Trevor Tunnacliffe – bass


Intent

As far as I can remember, this piece emerged during play time, essentially it was an avoidance of labouring on the others for the project. Nina Horvath – keys Buff Allen – drums Trevor Tunnacliffe – bass, guitar