Here is a live recording of “Study of a Piano #1” from Imri Talgam’s performance at Elebash Hall, 22 April 2015.
Category Archives: Concerts
The first movement, Geranos, of my string quartet, The Francois Vase, will be performed in an arrangement for string orchestra as part of the Temple Composers Orchestra concerts on 28 February at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and 2 March at the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC). Both concerts are at 7:30pm. The programs consist of new chamber orchestra works by Temple graduate student composers. Adam Vidiksis is conducting.
My string quartet, The Francois Vase, will be performed by The Momenta Quartet at the HiArt! Gallery in Chelsea, New York on 16 January in a program including works by Kenneth Brown, Elizabeth Brown, John Cage, and Joseph Haydn. Elizabeth Brown’s music will be accompanied by the stop-motion animation Piranesi by Lothar Osterburg.
Noco Kawamura (violin) and Irene Moretto (piano) will premiere my Sonata for violin and piano on Thursday 1 November as part of the Temple Composers Orchestra and New Chamber Music Concert in Rock Hall, Temple University Main Campus. The concert is at 7:30PM.
This three movement sonata for violin and piano opens with grand gestures interrupted by short outbursts. The violin and piano have trouble synchronizing themselves. They become more aligned as the movement progresses and wander hand-in-hand to a strange place as the movement ends.
The second movement mourns something that was lost in the first. Brief moments of rising hope suffer enharmonic slight-of-hand, revealing that the music has in fact not progressed. In an attempt to break free, the piano delivers a momentous outburst. The result is a short, off-kilter dance for piano solo. This offers little solace. The piano turns to unfruitful meditations: note-by-note it builds up a tone cluster that drives the violin into an unbearable state of agitation.
The third movement releases the potential energy built over the first two movements by providing the music freedom of motion. Without shedding certain nervous twitches it has acquired during the journey, the music finds peace and ends quietly.
-Daniel Fox, 2012
The first movement of my sonata for violin and piano was performed at the Fall 2011 SoundPrints concert by Noco Kawamura and Andy Malanowicz.