Piano

Works

''anatomy theater'' is about the human body—its inside, to be specific. In fact, ''anatomy theater'' questions the history of a kind of human meaning: what is the historic...
In 'Youth' Paolo Sorrentino had the great idea to make a movie about a composer, who is played in the film by Michael Caine...
In 'Youth' Paolo Sorrentino had the great idea to make a movie about a composer, who is played in the film by Michael Caine...
death speaks was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts, specifically to go on a program with the little match girl passion. The opportunity came without many...
I wrote a melody that I really liked. It seemed to go on forever, never repeating exactly, never locating in a particular place, never giving away too much about its shape, or...
The three movements of these broken wings concentrate on three different physical and musical challenges. The first movement consists of music that requires incredible stamina and...
‘gravity’ and ‘after gravity’ are both for piano four hands, and they may be played together or separately.With ‘gravity’ I had the image in my head of how to make a kind of music...
pierced was commissioned by the ensemble Real Quiet – Felix Fan, cello, David Cossin, percussion and Andy Russo, piano, as a concerto for their ensemble and string orchestra. I...
‘gravity’ and ‘after gravity’ are both for piano four hands, and they may be played together or separately.With ‘gravity’ I had the image in my head of how to make a kind of music...
I was taught to write music with a pencil. I remember those days so well - I would sit patiently at my desk, singing the music to myself and then writing it down. If I was tense...
boy
child is my attempt to examine certain experiences as I remember (and misremember) them from my childhood. Each of the individual moments is in some way a memory of how I learned...
A child learns to draw by drawing lines. In the hands of a child a person is a stick figure, a skeletal intersection of stark lines, stripped of flesh, without subtle details....
The phrase ''my very empty mouth'' is part of a sentence I was taught to help remember the order of the planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, etc. Now I no longer remember the...
During a trip to the dentist my oldest son Isaac was given laughing gas. The dentist called it sweet air, a gentle name to take the fear out of having a cavity filled. It worked....
One of the horrifying things about growing older is that your friends don’t all grow older with you. People grow sick and then they die. You watch, you try to comfort them, and...
My piece ''street'' was written for the Dutch wind group Orkest de Volharding. This ensemble was organized by Louis Andriessen as a hip, dynamic, no-nonsense street band. What...
One’s first idea about writing for six pianos might be that almost all eighty-eight notes can be sounding at the same time. With all those possible notes, what’s a composer to do...
One of the horrifying things about growing older is that your friends don’t all grow older with you. People grow sick and then they die. You watch, you try to comfort them, and...
wed
 My piece wed is from a larger series of piano works, called "memory pieces." These eight pieces were all written between the years 1992-1997 and may be played separately or...
I wrote this piece in memory of someone close to me, who died.  Like many other composers before me, I looked to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice for some ideas of how to...
 Everyone tried to act surprised when it was revealed that the Reagan administration had illegally traded arms for hostages in Iran and had shipped weapons to the Contras in...
''dance/drop'' is an arrangement of the two instrumental movements from my piece ''are you experienced?'' for narrator, electric tuba and large ensemble. In ''are you experienced...
His aptly named ''while nailing at random'' (1982) hails from the sound world of the Stockhausen Klavierstücke, but instead of serialist complexity, the piece reduces to an...

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