Three Pieces (2004)

play I.

The first of these three is a kind of noisy, quasi-electronic sounding "panel". The musical language is harsh and dense, but the form is very straight-forward. In fact, the basic structure of all three of these is identical (ABA'), in a way, each traversing the form in its own way and at its own pace.

In this one, you will hear violent 'static' bursting out of the piano, which is then contained within a nervous, balled-up, middle register series of clusters. From that the opening 'lightning' escapes in short bursts until the middle section begins. The more peaceful interlude in the middle is quickly overcome by the insistent music of the beginning of the piece and ends in a crunch.