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A Little Loopy

2014 – for 4 harps – 10:00

  1. A Little Loopy Sharlene Wallace (harp) Buy or Stream 09:54

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Recording

Album: What Goes Around
Date: October 25, 2019
Musician(s): Sharlene Wallace
Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin
Location: THE FARM, Toronto
Label: Centrediscs

What Goes Around album - composed by Frank Horvat

Programme Notes

The phrase ‘a little loopy’ often implies something eccentric, crazy or confusing. This is not the case with this composition. This piece is all about the feelings of being happy, content and energized. The title refers to the minimalist nature of the work and the fact that it loops a lot!

The harp has the magnificent ability to be voiced and act like more than one instrument. In this composition, there are four voices – soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Each has its own loop of a unique length. What ends up happening is that the different voices match in interesting ways, at varying points, creating unique sonorities and rhythms.

Played at a fast tempo, the repetition and driving rhythm create humming sounds in my head when I hear it. I guess I should have called it ‘A Little Drone-y’, but I like ‘A Little Loopy’ better.

– Frank Horvat

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