Concerto for Piano and 10 Instruments

 

 

The Concerto for Piano and 10 Instruments was my last work at the University and the most complex so far. It features three distinct streams of music, more or less based on the same material but nevertheless significantly different at every occurrence. The streams are represented by two instrumental groups and the solo piano. Due to different length each group dwells on the given material, a fairly complex textures ensues. Since every stream is derived from the same material, the listener might be able to recognize familiar sounds in an otherwise chaotic environment.

The piano functions as the glue between the streams. It is the slowest and because of its different tone color most prominent stream. As is the majority of my works, I am interested in the energy set free by forcing together conflicting material. Imagine the piano as the lightning arc between two high voltage power sources.