Harrimanpiano and electronics (2012)
|Premiere||March 2, 2012 by pianist Juraj Kojs (www.kojs.net)|
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
|Technical requirements||2 Condenser Microphones for Amplification|
1 Audio Interface
1 Laptop Computer
1 Midi Keyboard with Foot Pedal or other cueing device
Electronic files included with purchase.
Harriman takes its name from Harriman State Park. Located just 30 miles north of New York City, it is a place of escape for many New Yorkers. Those of us who spend most of our time in urban environments can easily catch the train to Harriman and find themselves in the wilderness within an hour.
The sounds of crickets that always surround you at night in Harriman form the beginning of my piece. Out of this comes a simple song, plucked on the piano. As the piece proceeds, the crickets leave us, the melody becomes occasionally mangled, slightly discombobulated, but finally this melody settles down, and we are brought to an internal space, with five quiet, buzzing drones that sustaining us to the end.