My piece “How to Draw a Helicon” was in the final of the 2022 Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition in Vienna in February! It was an incredible honor to hear it performed and discussed: first performed by students from the mdw- University of Music and Performing Arts; then discussed by the most qualified and honest jury – indeed I did not win, but what a journey for this piece “for three young pianists and a grand piano” involving talking, falling, screaming, rolling under the piano, etc. Looking forward to new performances—
Programme notes :
This is the story of a question asked in a world where it doesn’t have an answer.
Still of course, many will try to make sense and find something to say.
While untangling all these voices, the three players progressively find themselves
caught up in a whirl, like falling endlessly along the shape of a helix.