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THROUGH GLIMPSES OF UNKNOWING (2012)
PIANO
11 MIN.
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00:00 / 00:00
COMMISSIONED BY: BRENDAN NGUYEN
PREMIERE: 2012-04-13 (LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA)
LATEST PERFORMANCE: 2017-02-03 (CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Commissioned by pianist Brendan Nguyen and influenced by artist Chiharu Shiota’s In Silence, Through glimpses of unknowing begins from a simple question: Can sounds hide within their own resonance? How might the sudden attack of a piano's hammers be obscured and swallowed into the long drone of its strings? When does a thing become its own shadow? This is a music whose true harmonies are only revealed during its own echoes. A music that recedes into the dark as soon as it comes into focus. A music which glows off in the distance somewhere, hidden by our own perception of it. Waiting. Always waiting. Fervently. To be heard.

(excerpt, full recording available on Soundcloud)
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