Performance piece with Indigenous Australian clap-sticks and similar shaped ringing rocks
Wooden clap sticks and ringing rocks
In II – Song Line, the second of her series for percussion, Sticks and Stones: after Andy Goldsworthy, Becky brings wood and stone into the hands of the percussionist. She describes actions to make a ceremonial ‘dance’ from the highest to the lowest stance, with high and low pitches from the wood and stone defining the repetitions and actions. It is a stunning, thought-provoking work for performer and listener at what can be achieved musically with extremely basic instruments.
Written in 1993, this 2-minute work would suit an advanced student or professional and was commissioned by Ryszard Pusz in 1993.