How Can I Live In Your World Of Ideas?
from Shy and Mightyfor two pianos (2007)
|Premiere||May 9, 2007; Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT; Alex Rabin, David Kaplan, and Timo Andres, pianos|
|Technical requirements||Two scores are required for performance.|
How can I live in your world of ideas? takes its name from the caption of a cartoon I drew which depicts a young penguin and his parents in a museum looking at a painting of a naked woman. This piece starts out as a theme and variations, but is gradually overtaken by extraneous material from somewhere else entirely.
An excerpt from Shy and Mighty, ten pieces for two pianos composed over 2005-2007. The cycle was premièred by Alex Rabin, David Kaplan, and Timo Andres on May 9, 2007 at the Beinecke Library in New Haven, CT. A recording is available from Nonesuch Records (522413) with pianists David Kaplan and Timo Andres.