Note: this one is not for the workshop.  Those recordings begin below with “Gustate.”

The idea for this came to me by accident. I made three separate single track recordings of the same chant and was comparing them side by side to see which was the best. I was shocked with how little variation there was from take to take and decided to lay them on top of each other, fading in and out to create solos, duets, and trios.

My point is there is no way you could achieve this kind of precision when reading from a printed score, with or without a conductor. In order to capture a feeling of improvisatory spontaneity, this music must be absolutely memorized.