Night-flowering… not even sand — II

James Harley

  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration: 2:55
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium


Night-flowering… not even sand-II was composed in the EMS of McGill University using csound synthesis software and the composer’s chaotics compositional software. The texture of the music is “granular” and explores the fascinating world of 31 tone equal temperament. The inspiration comes from a visit to sand dunes in the Arabian Desert, and the title is taken from the poetry of Thomas Merton.