Palimpsests

Composed 2018

Instrumentation Open

Premiered March 31, 2018, Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC (Palimpsests starts at 7:30 in the above recording)

This piece was written for Polyorchard for their performance at the 2018 Black Mountain College {Re}Happening. The idea of the piece was to take piano scores by Cage, Messaien, Webern, Saariaho, Ligeti, and others, and remove all the notes and staves, leaving only articulations, dynamics, accidentals, and other miscellaneous markings on the page. The performers can interpret those markings however they deem fit.