Two Harmonies (2011)
IInstrumentation: Viola, Percussion, Piano/Sampler (one player)
Commission: Commissioned by Andrew Zientek
Notes: Two Harmonies was commissioned by landscape architect and visual artist Andrew Zientek for a video he created with Francis Bitonti titled Not Only: I, II. The first movement, Gymnopédie, is dedicated to the late and great composer/percussionist Arthur Jarvinen. Gymnopédie has in the past been performed as the fourth movement of Art Jarvinen’s Three Gymnopédies, each of which was composed in memory of someone that suffered a violent death. Fantasy for Roberta Liss is dedicated to my dear cousin (long-time upper east-sider and self described “tough broad from the Bronx”) whose spirit and love of life lives on in those that knew her.
Recordings: New World Records 80736-2
Availability: Plurabelle Music Publishing (Distributed by Subito Music Corp.)
World Premiere: January 14, 2012, LotUS, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Notable Performances: July 7, 2015, Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok