On Track

Anna Clyne
8 min
With fixed audio

On Track was commissioned by ASCAP and SEAMUS, and composed for pianist, Kathleen Supové. The premiere performance was given at the 2008 SEAMUS National Conference. The virtuosic piano part is supported by a tape part, which comprises a range of recordings from instrumental harp to voice. In a similar process to painting, these recordings were then spliced, manipulated and layered to create the tape part. The opening voice is that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from one of her Commonwealth Speeches:

"I have lived long enough to know that things never remain quite the same for very long"

On Track was recorded by Kathleen Supové for her album, The Exploding Piano, which was released by Major Who Media in 2010.