Instrumentation: Piano, violin, flute, cello
Duration: 5 minutes
As part of the Orford Arts Academy located in Orford Quebec (2 hours drive outside Montreal), eight emerging composers including myself were asked to write a short piece no longer than 6 minutes for a chamber ensemble comprising of piano, flute, violin, and cello. It was harder than I expected, as no sounds seem to resonate with this particular instrumental choice. I had never written a piece for piano trio and flute, and looked at some of the classical trios and piano quartets by Haydn for guidance and inspiration. I chose to use a Rondo form (which is ABACA in structure for those who don’t know. The “A” stands for the theme which repeats after a contrasting section.) as it suited the light character of the theme.
- Jul 13, 2012, Orford Contemporary Ensemble
Orford Arts Center Composition Workshop
Orford, QC, Canada
- Nov 23, 2013, Robert Avalon Contemporary Ensemble
Robert Avalon Competition Prize Gala, Houston