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In the spirit of recycling, Timepiece uses music of the past in new ways. The three-note motif that pervades the work is a transcription of a bellbird song (previously used in my piece Bush Telegraph). I also quote from Mahler, The Beatles, and a famous clock tune.
Timepiece is a clarinet quartet, composed for The Committee's 'Clock Works' concert in Auckland University's Clocktower. In a minimalistic style, it includes hocketing, spatial effects, birdsong, and musical quotation.
Commissioned by The Committee
15 Oct 2006: Performed by Andrew Uren, Peter Scholes, Anna McGregor, and Kirk Havelock at the University of Auckland Clocktower, Auckland
01 Mar 2009: Time's Past