solo piano (2004) 12′
Osborne's "Waves" is a motoric piece, restless in its barely contained energy, with music waiting to fly forth from the instrument. It's written for a partly prepared piano (a towel is laid across part of the strings), thereby creating an imaginative tonal landscape that oscillates between prepared and normal piano sounds. Hardink exploited this wonderfully with his lively interpretation. His reading dynamically captured the work's exuberant flight of fancy.
-Deseret Morning News, 6/16/05
After other music, pianist Jason Hardink presented Osborne's "And the Waves Sing Because They Are Moving" -- inspired by the poetry of Philip Larkin -- with comparable insight. The piano solo piece also showed strong compositional drive to build a compelling experience out of his materials.
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/20/04
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