o to be in finland

  (2014)

Synopsis

The nineteenth work in 2014’s 100 Poems project. A setting of E. E. Cummings’ titular poem.

The notation of the work is unique. The pianists’ hands are treated as each having a range of half the piano. Thus, x’s are placed within the two vertical ranges, one for each hand, (spaces between two lines) rather than on staves, leaving the pitches indeterminate. These x’s represent single notes, dyads, or chords. Other parameters of the work are notated conventionally. The notation resembles that of the first two movements of Music for Two Hands.