A Vision Unfolding is inspired by the South African (Zulu) a cappella genre isicathamiya, which
uses a higher-pitched lead voice over multi-part bass harmonies and call and response phrases.
The beginning and near end of a vision unfolding includes a drone and outlining of the modal
content of the piece.These sections are inspired by the improvised alap musical form that often
introduces classical Hindustani (North Indian) music. a vision unfolding also uses repeating compound
meters often heard in traditional Eastern European music, rhythmic patterns from traditional Ewe
music from the Volta region of Ghana, and the tight relationship between linguistics and rhythm found
in spoken word poetry.
This is the composers version of Anthems Of A Crowd Part 1: A Vision Unfolding