Thornbright is a spacious improvisation on the whole-tone scale with the intention of filling it in with 'third-tones.' Transpositions and echoes of the piano notes, however, are controlled by the acoustic characteristics of the drums, and vice versa, e.g. a flanging effect is sprinkled over the drum sounds according to the piano's acoustic qualities (amplitude and spectral rolloff, among others). The overall effect is a murky, dream-like fantasy wherein two voices influence each other in an subtle or unconscious manner.
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Todd Harrop is a composer and percussionist from Canada. He has written many chamber music works, played drums for dance ensembles and pop bands, orchestra etc. Recently he began a Ph.D. in Hamburg in music-theatre, or microtonality, or microtonal music-theatre.