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Music And Questions (1988) PDF Print E-mail
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There are 120 permutations of five notes to play with bells or glockenspiel, and a question to be asked after each one. The text is given in English, French and German, and the piece lasts 25 minutes. 10€.

CD recording available:

Music and Questions was originally broadcast on ABC Radio programme “The Listening Room” and it was included in the Gamma / The Listening Room CD with three other pieces. Published by ABC Classics — 1994 [4797602] — 1 CD (74 min.), out of print.


Eggs And Baskets (1987) PDF Print E-mail
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One explains how many ways there are of putting six eggs into two baskets, with the help of a narrator and two unspecified instrumentalists, who play the permutations as melodies. Also published in French as Les Oeufs et les paniers, and in German as Eier und Körbe, 12 min, 8€.

CD Recording available: Tom Johnson - correct music (2012) 


Piano Problems (1986) PDF Print E-mail
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“A young pianist can play a particular exercise 216 times in a single practice session of 45 minutes. How many times can he play the exercise in one minute?”

This and 13 other “piano problems,” originally presented as a radio piece with producer Kaye Mortley, may also be resolved by pianist and narrator in concert hall in 28 minutes. 15€.

Bedtime Stories (1985)  PDF Print E-mail
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Twelve pieces for clarinet and narrator, or clarinetist/narrator. Also available in French as Histoires à dormir debout, and in German as Gutenachtgeschichten. 14€.

 [Español-Spanish] Disponible en CD en versión española Historias para dormir 

Talking (1985) PDF Print E-mail
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A dialogue between two speakers, A and B, who talk mostly about talking, with regular interludes of harpsichord music. Originally a radio piece, but also possible in concert. 30 minutes, 15€.

Self-Portrait (1983) PDF Print E-mail
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Eight notes are written on eight cardboard boxes. The “box mover” places the boxes in different positions while two to 10 unspecified instrumentalists play what they see. 20 minutes, 8€.

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