Clock-sung Lullaby

for harpsichord & percussion

Premiere: Adrian Soares (harpsichord) & Louise Devenish (percussion)

Clock-sung Lullaby features a combination of amplified and prepared harpsichord as well as mixed percussion. The harpsichord is prepared in such a way that one layer of strings is muted, and when mic’d, the amplification brings out the mechanism of this instrument which normally is not appreciated. Through pairing the harpsichord with a mixture of drums, chains, wood blocks, and crotales, an image of an entropic clock can be evoked.



  • 9/06/2016: Adrian Soares & Louise Devenish, Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia [premiere]