Musik für ein gemütliches Gläschen -
Eun Sun Kim gewidmet
Over a dinner of
roasted duck and friendly glasses of various things, discussion turned for a
short time to notions of composition from various methods, and applying
ideas like unto surrealism's "found objects" or Cage's various games. Eun
Sun suggested a number, and then because of a chosen form its partition into
two parts, one for each of two subjects, and then the parsing of the "found"
number into notes based on a whole step interpretation of them. A different
composition would have resulted from the same basic row of numbers, but
another form as structure, and another parsing of the numbers into half step
reading, and so on. This set of numbers, treated a certain way, implied the
two themes, the second fully a whole tone relationship as to scale elements.
There after, musing about the implications formed this study for piano. And
thoughts of a pleasant dinner with my wife and Eun Sun, and of course some
pleasant glasses of....
pages, circa 4' 30" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano
für ein gemütliches Gläschen"