Spare Notes
John Ayres - 1999

Spare Notes grew out of a deep dissatisfaction with many people's listening habits, preferring to listen to well explored cliched territories and not explore music for themselves. So I decided to create a piece from music that many people see as sacred 'Masterworks' from the western classical tradition. The extracts are used in such a way that people will initially be able to relate to familiar cliches, but this soundworld is then twisted using humour as a way to destroy the cliches that many old dear.