Praeludium (Inflorescence II)

2008 – 09 |  for piano


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The harmonic structures of a piano miniature I wrote in 1994 are the basis of the pitch world in Praeludium. It is the first of two pieces in this series whose point of departure is a return to earlier work of mine, the other being Breathing ritual (Inflorescence V). Though decidedly figurative at first, the piece erupts into a dense superimposition of reiterating lines that forms a vast thicket of notes through which the interpreter must forge an individual path.