Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What's up with the G-flat?

Here's another one of those non sequiturs. Because Amy had said she loved playing the Bach keyboard concertos, I listened to them a lot while writing the concerto, and this was the movement I listened to the most, especially on my iPod while walking through the Calanques. But what's up with that G-flat?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dorian Blue

The 72nd piano étude, originally written for Don Berman. It's an étude on two-hand flourishes, with its template three passes through an ancient Hebrew melody in Hypodorian mode.

Hypdorian Blue isn't a very good title. Neither is Hypoblue.

Toyed Together

Étude #88 Toyed Together for piano and toy piano given a real workout by Amy, in her place. I'm told that's not a scratch on Amy's toy piano, but glare from the lights.

Also, the art direction is tremendous. Note the patterns on the carpet toward the left.

I'm still having fun. Lots and lots and lots of it.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ti Htiw Nwod Gniyl Ton

Here I say Not Lying Down With It backwards. Amy's idea.

Not not not not (the talking pianist)

The 74th étude is a talking pianist étude, and it'll go on this upcoming CD. The text is a poem by Rick Moody, and it's cr--a-a-zay. Amy is attacking it full on.

Amy has asked me to tell you to consider this a provisional performance, like everything else on the amy n davy show. Everything will get better. Speaking for myself, it already rocks.

Copyright © by CF Peters, and written for Adam Marks. Also cr-a-a-a-zy.