Project Description

About the Work

“While researching music for Chromatic, I came across Conlon Nancarrow’s work by accident. I was immediately taken by its idiosyncratic qualities and unique sound. His experimentation composing on player piano rolls as a way of layering complex rhythmic and tempo changes, gives his work a certain driven, automated quality. But also in Nancarrow’s music you hear all types of social dance forms — tango and dance hall of rhythms and themes.  I was inspired by this juxtaposition, a mash up of influences from which something very human and almost whimsical emerges.”

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