Water Siter

2 prepared harpsichords

& erard vleugel (a piano)


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.

The piece was performed by Ere Lievonen (NL, harpsichord), Arend Grosfeld (NL, harpsichord), and Anne Veinberg (AU, erard vleugel) at Prix Annelie de Man 2015, Orgelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and was awarded with the 2nd prize composition winner.

© Jay Afrisando 2019