Concert Etudes #1 (2011) – piano
Duration: approx. 10-15 minutes
Six movements (each movement is titled by roman numeral. The description of the movement is also provided).
I. Etude made up of minor 2nds; specifically G# and A.
II. Etude representing E Major and E Dominant 7 Chord.
III. Etude showcasing a battle between major and minor chords. In this case: Bb major and Bb minor.
IV. Etude that displays minimalism among three pitches.
V. Etude that creates a dense texture based on five pitches.
VI. The study of the pedal. Creates thick textures that can result in harmonics.
Premiered by: Sangmi Lim, piano. Premiered at the Michigan State University Hart Recital Hall on November 1st, 2011.