Ed è Subito Sera
for guitar solo(2013)
|Commission||Commmissioned by Aaron Larget-Caplan for Aaron Larget-Caplan's New Lullaby Project|
|Premiere||August 31, 2013; Willits Community Theatre, Willits, CA; Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar|
This solo guitar work was written for Aaron Larget-Caplan’s Lullaby Project.
When asked to write a three-minute lullaby for solo guitar by Aaron Larget-Caplan, reflecting on the brevity and the nocturnal image of the proposed piece, I thought of Salvatore Quasimodo’s masterpiece from whence the title to my piece is borrowed. Quasimodo’s poem is the most beautifully condensed kernel of truth ever set down into words. As a solo guitar piece, Ed è Subito Sera is a study on the tremolo, focused around a quarter-tone scordatura of the first string.
- Ken Ueno