Water Siter

2 prepared harpsichord & Erard vleugel (a period piano)

2015

 

Performed with a graphic score, Water Siter uses the idea of an adaptation of Javanese traditional scale (namely, slendro) into a harpsichord’s tuning system, the Javanese siter’s traditional playing technique, and a mimetic interpretation of a physical movement of water. This composition is aimed to be performed with improvisation guided by the score and the direction.

 composition 

Jay Afrisando

The piece was awarded the 2nd Prize Composition Winner.

performance

Prix Annelie de Man 2015, Orgelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 28 May 2015.

Ere Lievonen prepared harpsichord

Arend Grosfeld prepared harpsichord

Anne Veinberg Erard vleugel (vintage piano)

© Jay Afrisando 2020