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io paean

for small ensemble and baritone countertenor

The text for this work was compiled from Samuel Beckett's short novel, Worstward Ho, written in english in 1983. The form of the work draws heavily from the discongrous and irregular form of the text itself, shifting rapidly between disparate textural extremes. The voice follows/creates these extremes, employing extended falsetto passages and rhythmic spoken word, in addition to the regular baritone voice.

Ariza with KIOKU

Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.