Between Realities

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For piano and fixed media electronics. Written for Jenny Q Chai, 2014.

The piano is both an extremely versatile instrument and a prisoner of its design. A masterful performer can create a multitude of colors and textures with it but, without significant modification, it is confined to a specific tuning. Between Realities is an exploration of this limitation, not as a negative, but as a way of traversing the space where two dissimilar tuning systems meet. It is a meditation on the concept of intonation.

Performed at Center for New Music (C4NM) in San Francisco, CA.