Two new works built from simple geometric shapes. They radiate outward from the center, creating more complex designs. The patterns could continue indefinitely, I suppose. Notice the pinwheels in Image no. 2; they may not be apparent at first glance.
There is an African basis for the choice of colors: black, white, orange, and brown. The images are approximately 20 x 20 square.
The Sonata for Two Harpsichords (3rd movement) received a performance in Tokyo, Japan on May 10, 2015. This performance was sponsored by the Japan Harpsichord Society. The performers, Tomoko Kakuma and Tomoko Teramura, say they are interested in doing my new Sonata No. 2 for Two Harpsichords in Japan in the near future. That will be exciting!
It has been over 20 years since I wrote the Sonata for Two Harpsichords. Since then it has been performed with great success both in the United States and in Europe. Frankly, I never thought I’d write another duo, but . . . here it is, commissioned by Aliénor for Elaine Funaro, who has been a tireless proponent of my harpsichord works over the years.
Here are some 30-second excerpts of the three movements. I think you’ll agree that it’s very much in the style and spirit of the earlier sonatas. The score and parts are available by going to the Buy Sheet Music store on the home page of this website.
Dancers 2 is a complementary painting to the first Dancers I did last year — and which I posted on this blog. They are both acrylic on canvas, and are 24 x 30 in size. The image needs to be looked at for a while, since there are both black and white dancers, depending on what your eye catches.
I’m sitting in my studio (in front of the DK10 electronic drum set). On the left is Dancers 1. They make a nice pair, but I’ve gotta move them to a better wall!