Halloween (excerpt) by johnolivermusic published on 2012-03-31T22:20:51Z On October 31, 1980, I decided not to go to a party because of the rainstorm. Instead, I went to my little garage studio and played long into this night of wandering spitirs. Here is the result. The work employs several “extended” techniques, such as preparing a handful of notes with coins, scraping, plucking and striking the strings with plectrum, percussion mallet, an open palm, etc. The performer also sings, speaks, and whispers, and can actually make an entire theatrical production of the piece, as have as have most who have performed the work to date. A video was made of this performance by Wayne Olin which can still be found in the Banff Centre for the Arts Library Archives.