In Perpetuum

solo piano
(2008) 4′

Program Note

In Perpetuum was written for the Hawai‘i Institute for Contemporary Music piano competition. The short piece is written in a perpetuum mobile ('perpetual motion') style, in which the steady stream of 16th notes remains virtually unbroken for the length of the piece. I conceived the piece in a loose ABA form, with more aggressive outer sections framing a quieter middle one. In this middle section a short chorale emerges from the texture, and it is this section which gives the piece its title. In Perpetuum translates to "forever," referring to the timeless, "frozen" music found in the middle of the piece.

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Ayano Saito, piano

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