Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight IV

Pieces of Eight VIII

Pieces of Eight coverPieces of Eight was written in response to a 'call for scores' from French chamber group Ensemble Décadanse who were embarking on a project entitled "2000 miniatures for the year 2000". They were asking for groups of pieces, each item of which was no longer than 10 seconds in duration.

Taking up the challenge, I viewed each piece as a window onto another - hypothetical - larger piece.

Pieces of Eight exists in three versions - two ensemble versions for the lineups of Ensemble Décadanse and Brisbane group Topology, and a solo piano version.

The recordings here, of movements IV and VIII, are on MIDI piano - IV performed by the composer, and VIII is a computer realisation.

 

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