Figments in Fracture (2015/16)
piano duo (four hands, one piano)
for the 2016 Yarn/Wire Institute
- Prelude and Fugue (to Howard Chen)
- Wallflower Interlude (to David Conte)
- Recitative and Aria
Figments in Fracture is a set of three short pieces, each an exploration into the conceit of “broken music” – rhythm, melody, and tonality are fractured throughout. They may be performed separately (perhaps as encores), or together as a set, in the printed order.
The first two movements were written for and first performed at the inaugural Yarn/Wire Institute, by Laura Barger (secondo) and the composer (primo). The third movement has not yet been performed, as of August 2017.