‘He walked with a limp…
L-I-M-P, pronounced limp‘
- Spike Milligan
This piece explores rhythms with a 3:2 ratio (for instance a dotted crotchet and a crotchet) whose lopsided, unequal gait evokes a limping rhythm. There is a fair amount of experimentation with metre, tempo and co-ordination, with 3:2 rhythms at various speeds, linked by fifth-based harmony.
Instrumentation: violin & piano
Duration: c. 6 mins 30 secs
Premiere: 21st May 2012 by Helen Tonge & Richard Whalley, Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester
Further performance: 2nd May 2013 by Helen Tonge & Richard Whalley, Cosmo Rodewald Hall, University of Manchester