Learning Nancarrow’s Canon A (5/7)

  • Ursula Oppens told me that she subdivided each bar into 35 parts. This seems at once sensible and totally ridiculous.

  • 5 = 2+3; 7 = 2+2+3; think of each bar as a 3 against 2 but with one of the beats elongated.

  • Meter more about inflection than precision of duration.