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Music by Amos Chia

p.n-alk, or pentalk, is an electroacoustic piece written for the pen and paper. The sounds of the pen clicks and writing on a thin sheet of paper on a wooden desk are recorded and manipulated on the computer to produce this short piece of music. Listen (with ear/headphones for a full aural experience) once with your eyes closed and try to imagine the soundscape that is created. Then listen again while referring back to the score (shown below). All scores are handwritten and everything in the score is drawn and created to scale eg. spaces, shapes, etc.

Finally, can you find the hidden message in this short piece?

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