Shadow Waltz (2002)

Instrumentation
Piano and Sampler (one player)

Duration
6'

Commission
Commissioned by Eric Moe

Notes

Shadow Waltz was commissioned by Eric Moe for his Waltz Project Revisited compact disc. I wanted to write a simple piece formally, a piece that would have a waltz feel, but that was also two-sided, or double-edged. At the time, a close friend was in the process of dealing with a very serious illness. In this short folksy-bluesy tribute it was my intention to capture a complex side of human emotions, one that embodies carefree happiness and hope even when a darker side is present in the shadows. The piece includes two tuning systems, the normal 12 tone equal tempered system and a 21 note-to-the-octave just system, in alternation.

Recordings
Albany TROY 689. Eric Moe, piano.

Availability
Plurabelle Music Publishing

World Premiere
March 14, 2008, Eric Moe pianist, New York City

Notable Performances

September 21-22, 2008, Alan Feinberg pianist, Works and Process Series at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City.

Audio