Piano Icons

for solo piano (1995)

Duration: ca 12 minutes

The music of Piano Icons (1995) for solo piano, is based on a number of distinctive melodic figures and harmonic structures.  Many of these musical structures, each distinguished by its own tempo, register, and shape, have their origins in other recent pieces of mine and have become in a way, “icon-like” for me over a period of time.  This material, these “icons”, are gradually juxtaposed, reshaped, and developed throughout the course of the work, eventually culminating near the end of the piece, from which point the work gradually returns to its original state of reflection.