On June 5th, 2010 APNM presented a concert of works by Member Composers including the premiere of Preludes 12, 13 and 14 for piano at Tenri Cultural Center. Steven Beck, piano.
On December 3rd, 2009 Washington Square Contemporary Music Society premiered Round Trip Ticket at Merkin Hall.
A swirling tune played on a marimba disburses like ripples in a pond – in ever widening circles. Via fractured counterpoint it visits the song of a veery and an elegy before arriving at a jarring end.scored for ‘pierrot ensemble’ plus two percussionists. The first plays primarily marimba and vibraphone; the second plays wooden, hand […]
Prelude No. 11. 2005. Allegro. Thirds float upwards, almost in spirals.
Prelude No. 10. 2006 Moderato. After this prelude opens with a bold and cheery 12-tone march, the music slows down and speeds up at the same time, and expands outward in almost all dimensions.
Prelude No. 9: Adagio. initially simple, delicate and mercurial the music expands into the furious, indignant and complex culmination of the set of thirteen preludes. Hold onto your seat.
Prelude No. 8: Dramatically. 2002. Another big arch, with a tad more force applied.
Prelude No. 7: Adagio. 1997. A perfect arch of a piece.
Prelude No. 6: Allegro. 1996. A short piece, full of nervous tapping. Kind of a quick soliloquy. Used later as the theme in ‘Round Trip Ticket’.
Prelude No. 5: Lento. 1995. Lush chords.
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