Viola, Percussion, Piano/Sampler (one player)
Commissioned by Andrew Zientek
Two Harmonies was commissioned by landscape architect and visual artist Andrew Zientek for a video he created with Francis Bitonti titled Not Only: I, II. The first movement, Gymnopédie, is dedicated to the late and great composer/percussionist Arthur Jarvinen. Gymnopédie has in the past been performed as the fourth movement of Art Jarvinen’s Three Gymnopédies, each of which was composed in memory of someone that suffered a violent death. Movement II, Fantasy for Roberta Liss, is dedicated to my dear cousin (long-time upper east-sider and self described “tough broad from the Bronx”) whose spirit and love of life lives on in those that knew her. Movement I uses a 21 note tuning of my own design. Movements lI uses a 19 note equal division of the octave tuning.
New World Records 80736-2, Wendy Richman, viola; Timothy Feeney, percussion; Shirley Yoo, piano
Plurabelle Music Publishing (Distributed by Subito Music Corp.)
January 14, 2012, LotUS, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
July 7, 2015, Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok