Compositional time, filmic time, editing time, rehearsal time, practicing time all enter into the performance of You touched the twinkle on the helix of my ear. Their echoes describe the interrelationships that exist between the haptic realities of composition and performance both focussed on manifesting an instance, the same instance, of sound. Conceived as a contemplative dialogue between the present pianist and the absent composer—each ‘haunting’ each other’s creative space—the piece audio-visually explores the interplay between performing, notating and sounding. You touched the twinkle on the helix of my ear was written with and commissioned by the pianist Zubin Kanga.

 

 

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