Inspired by the early minimal music of my first teacher, John Adams, “Synprov (for JA)” was improvised at the keyboard of the Synclavier studio at McGill University one day in February 1983 and subsequently decorated and touched up using the SCRIPT program. This was my last piece to use a regular pulse and modal harmonies throughout. The voyage away from and return to the opening repeated note creates a long arch over the piece, which consists of three connected ‘movements’ (or areas); the traditional fast-slow-fast. JO
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