Calendar round : Megalcides

Udo Kasemets
Udo Kasemets
Composition Date: 1989
Duration: 00:13:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Electronic and Instrumental Ensemble


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Tape
  • 1 x Unspecified voice
Programme Note:

Udo Kasemets

Calendar Round: Megalcides, 1989

Calendar Round is the calendar of the ancient Maya combining: 52 solar cycles: each cycle consisting of 18 months (...) of 20 days each, plus 5 extra (unlucky) days (...), all adding up to 365 days; with 73 ritual cycles: intermeshing rotations of 20 day names (...) and numbers 1 to 13, adding up to 260 days so that the same combinations of month and day names and numbers recur only in 52 years.

“The music of Calendar Round may be performed in full or part, in real time (over 52 years) or compressed time (at any chosen scale). In the latter case there has to be a definitive correlation between the Mayan calendar and the actual performance day.”


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1900 K19cme
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Electronic and Instrumental Ensemble
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 8, 1992
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (29 p.) ;
    29 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For singer/speaker and electroacoustics (pre-recorded tapes). A keyboardist/speaker may substitute for pre-recorded tapes.
    Words from the Mayan calendar.
    Ms (photocopy); original in CMC Toronto.
    Duration: over 13:00
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