We will begin recording piano parts for Aberfan in September!
One of the piano sequences, “Interlude”, represents the children walking to school on the morning of the disaster. Following those schoolchildren on their walk over the school’s threshold, this musical section uses eighth-note triplets according to a randomized sequence. To achieve that, I cut out each of the notes of the original and reassembled them— with eyes closed — to convey the element of chance that is part of everyday life and every catastrophe.
Each Interlude contains 144 beats, one for each person who died. “Altered Interlude” accents shift among first, second and third beats. Here is “2nd Altered Interlude”
I am very honored to be working with producer and engineer Michael Farquharson. This is going to be a tremendous experience.
More news and updates to follow soon.
Funding made possible in part by the Puffin Foundation and Puffin Foundation West.
Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501 (c)(3), tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax deductible.