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Monument for piano solo

Monument (1991)

Monument for piano was dedicated to my friend George Crumb, whose piano music I have often performed.

Sources of inspiration:
– the second movement of the Hammerklaviersonata by Beethoven
– the day of the coup in Moscow in August 1991

Techniques:
– an octotonic scale with a minor character in which one note “doesn’t fit.”
– small independent systems/melodic cells, derived from the main system.
– inversions and retrogrades.

Commissioned by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

      Monument, 19'15