About this work:
The CD titled Hamoa was a major turning point in my life. All nine pieces on the CD were composed with a new multi-timbral sound module that includes a generous number of world music sounds. In addition, the results of my studies with Harihar Rao, Ravi Shankar's senior disciple, pervade the music on this recording.
Welsh Witch was composed in1986 for my original pre-MIDI music system. It has been rendered here by exotic percussion, and a uniform muted electric guitar sound. The music begins with church-like chords, and builds to a wild labyrinth of criss-crossing voices, characteristic of other pieces from that time, including March Wind and Trembling Flowers.
-Michael Robinson, December 1999, Lahaina
© 1999 by Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1986
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Live Electronic Sound Sources
Instrumentation: ,1 Computer/Laptop soloist(s), ,1 Sampler (Keyboard/Other) soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: A computer and sound module are programmed to perform the fully notated composition in real time. Welsh Witch is voiced with samples of the following timbres using equal temperment tuning: electric guitar, Japanese voices and African, Chinese, Indian & Latin American percussion.