maybe god

  (2015)

Synopsis

No. 2 of 2015’s 100 Poems.

A setting of the eponymous poem by E. E. Cummings.

maybe god was composed by superimposing the text of the poem on a star map of my the night sky on the date of my birth. The lines in the score correspond to points where stars and text intersect. Time is notated on the horizontal axis, pitch on the vertical axis. Other aspects of the work are indeterminate, including exact pitch, dynamics, and rhythm.

The image (right) is the original sketch of the score.