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Omphalos
For Piano and Percussion.

Omphalos is the first part of a four movement work written in 1997 for Joanna MacGregor and Ensemble Bash. The music is an uncompromising toccata for five percussionists, the pianist playing the piano predominantly as a percussion instrument.
The work is entirely computer-generated using the following source material: a sequence of ‘found’ chordal clusters, a collection of rhythmic gestures associated with particular instruments or pairs of instruments, a pattern from Nicholas Slonimksy’s Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns arranged for the fingers as though for an African mbira.

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