Music for Two Hands (Elegy for Charles Ives)

  (2006)

Synopsis

This is the first piece in my Elegies series, pieces written to honor composers who have most heavily influenced my work. This three-movement work makes heavy use of tone clusters, indeterminate pitch notation, and unusual meter. The third movement, titled “Elegy,” is an emotional, and mostly-quiet contrast to the first two movements (I. Chaotic, II. Calm with bursts of chaos), which are often loud and jarring. Notation in the first two movements includes x’s placed on the staves, representing relative pitches of notes and chords.

See: String Quartet No. 6, String Quartet No. 11, But Flexible, Elegy for John Cage, and Sound Clouds.