duration: 3 minutes
This short (3 and a half minute) piano piece is intended to be the first
in a series of studies, each of which will explore a different aspect
of the instrument. The present work can also stand alone as a virtuoso
show-piece an is concerned with a single musical line which weaves its
way through the varied registers and sonorities of the piano.
Gareth Pinder was born in Coventry in 1975.
He studied music at Worcester College, Oxford before gaining an M.Phil.
in Musical Composition from King's College, Cambridge, where he studied
with Alexander Goehr.
His pieces have been performed by the Steve Martland Band under Elgar
Howarth at the 1994 Buxton Festival, at the Oxford Festival of Contemporary
Music and by James Clapperton. He is currently working on a set of Three
Pieces for Piano and Chamber Ensembles.
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