I just learned that the final movement of my Implausible Sketches for two pianos, “Don’t Touch My Pint,” received its world premiere in Belgrade on May 23, by students of pianist Nada Kolundzija. Other composers on the concert: Glass, Cowell, Cage, Reich, Ligeti, Pärt, Nyman, Dusan Bogdanovic, Marjan Mozetich, and Milos Raickovic. Nada had mentioned the possibility to me, but I had no idea it had happened. “Don’t Touch My Pint” is based throughout on a 5-against-4 rhythm, which explains the title.
Um… the, uh British [oops!] Irish mnemonic device for 5-against-4 is “Don’t fucking touch my pint again!”