This work treats pitch class as a basis for improvisation. The performer is instructed to realise each pitch class in whichever octave they see fit, using the strict rhythmic framework as a means of structure.
Each Prélude is composed in its own temperament, 24TET and 19TET respectively. The work calls for four pianos to be individually tuned, however a digital version is avialable that only requires two MIDI pianos.
This work was written for a performance by Francis Devine and myself. The structure of this work is split into three parts, the outer two being palindromic in form, whilst the central figure holds the most prominence, as is coherent with the practices used in fine art.
This work is a timbral exploration of the piano, with one performer sat at the keyboard whilst the other two interact with the instrument internally. The score is semi-graphic, with instructions for every action that involves the piano itself.
Commissioned by the Flevares Artists' Residency Project and premiered at the European University Cyprus, this work is a theatrical conversation between two instruments that symbolises the performance practice of a snake charmer.