The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium
First symposium on the Bohlen-Pierce scale, Boston, March 7 – 9, 2010
Harrop: Calypso

Todd Harrop: Calypso (2008)

The music was inspired by the period in Homer’s tale when Odysseus languished for years on Calypso’s isle.  Features include characteristics of ocean waves, the voices of Maria Callas and Penelope Rolinski, another singer and dear friend of mine, and synthesized chimes modelled after our BP chimes but adjusted so their partials are in tune with the BP scale.  I am grateful to Yvonne Ng and Rick Sacks for contributing dance and theatre by embodying the spirit of the music.