then I will be

February 5th, 2010

Spring 2010 New Music Concert: “Outside the Box” @ Lee Chapel, Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  Featuring Kristie Born on piano.

This piece continues my exploration of the potential for laptops in chamber music settings.  The piano controls the momentum by choosing from among the musical materials on each page of the score, and in doing so slowly unfolds a harmonic sequence over the piece’s duration.  The laptop is used to capture and extend the acoustic output, producing textures that at first only fill in the silences between notes and eventually compete with the piano for attention.  The tension builds until the harmonic sequence is finally stated in its entirety, after which the piece unwinds to the final coda.  The overall mood is one of reflection, with moments of peace and passion.

page 4 of the score

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