July 18, 2012

Canyons and Craters

This past weekend, Ebb and Flow Arts presented a concert of music for multiple pianos in Kahului, Maui, and I came over to perform in my new piece for 4 pianos, Canyons. It was a pleasure working with the other pianists (Beatrice Scorby, Robert Pollock, and Anne Ku) in putting together the piece, in which all of us play essentially the same music. One pianist leads while the others trail behind at softer dynamics, imitating the sounds of echoes one might hear resonating in a canyon.

While there, I took a day to head up to the summit of Haleakala, the volcano that dominates all of Maui, and hiked a bit through its enormous crater. While I didn’t see any canyons, it was a stunning place to visit. Pictures from the trip below:

2 Responses to “Canyons and Craters”

  • Anne Ku June 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

    Cool! I just discovered this page and your website! Wonderful! Just think, this time last year, we were hard at work rehearsing your music Canyons…. what a great piece… great memories…

    • Thomas Osborne June 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

      Thanks Anne, it’s great to hear from you! Yes, it was a year ago – very good memories. Hope you’re well!

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