Shimmer, Tree | In Memoriam Jonathan Harvey - piano + electronics

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Shimmer, Tree | In Memoriam Jonathan Harvey - piano + electronics

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Shimmer, Tree | In Memoriam Jonathan Harvey
piano and fixed electronics (2014)


Format:  PDF only (score) & aiff Audio
Dimensions:  11 x 17 in.
Audio format:  stereo aiff. 44.1 Khz/16bits
Performing Rights Society:  ASCAP
Duration:  Ca. 15'00"
Pages:  26

 

I. Like a gentle wind
II. I count the fleeing hours

This two-movement work is written in memory of the British composer, Jonathan Harvey.  He was a deeply spiritual man and beautifully sensitive to the details that surrounded him. I vividly recall a particular moment as we sat together by a window one sunny afternoon in California discussing music. In the middle of his sentence, he paused and looked outside the window, mesmerized by a tree as its leaves gently swayed in the wind. He then softly said, “Do you see how beautifully that tree is moving?”. This piece depicts the image of this moving tree. The second movement is loosely based on his work, “Bhakti”. A more direct quotation of this work, particularly from the seventh movement where the same tenor bell from his other work “Mortuos Plango” appears, is presented in the tape section of “Shimmer, Tree”.

More information on the work and audio sample can be found here.

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