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Piano and keyboard
Twelve (2008) PDF Print E-mail
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Twelve piano pieces derived from the block design (12,4,3). Each piece contains 33 four-note chords, all 12 notes occur the same number of times, and the rigor and symmetry are considerably greater than in any serial music. Duration 20 min, 12€. 

 
Block Design for Piano (2005) PDF Print E-mail
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30 minutes of continually changing arpeggios, following a set of mathematically determined combinations, written for pianist John McAlpine.

CD recording available: Counting Keys 

 

 
Kleine Choräle für kleines Klavier (2005) PDF Print E-mail
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Short sequences of rational harmonies, scored for toy piano, written for Isabel Ettenauer, who has also played other pieces by the composer. 

 
Same or different (2004) PDF Print E-mail
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After each phrase, the listener is asked to decide whether the two things heard were the same or different. This test of perception skills can be presented silently and discreetly, or with vocal audience participation, or with answer sheets and scores. A commission of VPRO radio, premiered in Hilversum in 2004 by the Dutch pianist Dante Oei. About 15 minutes, 12.

 

 
Tilework for piano (2003) PDF Print E-mail
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Premiered in June 2004 by John McAlpine, this composition tiles a line of 15 points with five voices in tempos 7 : 5 : 4 : 2 : 1 and lasts about 10 minutes. It is a structure known as a “perfect tiling,” and one may read about this the article about Tom Johnson's music in the magazine Pour la Science (novembre 2004). Score 10€.

CD recording available: Counting Keys

 
Organ And Silence For Piano (2002) PDF Print E-mail
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A collection of movements extracted from Organ and Silence, dedicated to John McAlpine. Premiered in Düsseldorf in September, 29, 2002. 25 minutes, 15€.

CD recording available: Counting Keys 

 
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