a hymn for forgotten moons
cello and piano; 2005; ca. 7'30"
2nd Place, 8th Edition, Associazione Culturale Musicale
"Euritmia" Concorso di Composizione per Strumento Solo
Winner of the 2005 Texas String Project Composition Competition
Listen to the work:
Excerpts taken from a 2008 performance by Karla Hamelin (cello) and
Anthony Suter (piano)
This work is published by Edizioni Musicali "Wicky" - Milan.
Full recording by Kyle Champion (cello) and Lara Urrutia (piano)
available on the Centaur Records CD entitled Hymns to Forgotten
Moons: The Music of Arnold Schoenberg and Anthony Suter [CRC 3019].
First performed November of 2008 in Austin, Texas, by Karla Hamelin (cello) and
Anthony Suter (piano).
This piece is undeniably influenced by the band Radiohead; when I wrote it, I had been listening to a great deal of their music and was very taken with the way in which the band utilizes sonic space. There is a richness of texture and timbre in their music that I find very compelling. The influence in my piece is most notable in the way the piano similarly "fills up" the sonic space, while the lyrical cello lines emerge from the texture.
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