The 5-Chambered Heart

2005

One of my favourite musical explorations is into the dual realm of rhythm and metre, and this work is a continuation of my recent fascination with “fiveness”.  So much of the traditional and popular music we hear in the West is based upon divisions and multiples of four; music with metre and phrasing based on five strikes us as odd, like a dance with an extra step, or the beating of a heart with an extra valve…