This “reverse theme and variations” was realized in Studio B of the Experimental Music Studiols at University of Illinois, Urbana, USA. Distorted beyond recognition, and then increased in speed to the point of white noise, the “theme” or sound source is revealed in the final moments. And, as should be the case, John Barrymore has the last word.
This electroacoustic work mixes field recordings from churches and places of worship in and around Wellington City, in a celebration of New Zealand’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Commissioned by West German Radio and issued on cassette by Asia-Pacific Archive, School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.