evocation

for Jenny Lin

2012 ~ for solo piano, composed for the

John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC

 

evocation is an awakening of the spirits, summoned through patterns of relentless, restless and unsettling provocation. The driving, irregularity of evocation is built on a structural model created by left-hand note patterns of 2 + 3 + 2 against the right-hand playing 2 + 2 + 3 patterns. The final section invokes the spirits through passionate whispers of wailing piano resonances, creating haunting musical imagery.

 

evocation draws on the spirits within the National Gallery of Art Atrium, and the individual, appealing to a primitive inner voice.

 

evocation was commissioned by and for the occasion of the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC and was premiered at the National Gallery of Art East Building Atrium on September 9, 2012, with Jenny Lin, piano.

Read the Washington Post review of the concert
 here.
A video of the performance can be seen
 here with Jenny Lin, piano

         

                           The SCORE for evocation

John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC

National Gallery of Art East Building Atrium

Washington, DC

September 9, 2012

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