[treble staff] part from Silent Durations I for piano

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This first of the over forty Silent Duration pieces has a story. In August 2003 I was standing in front of the 4000+ CD collection - there are all styles, all periods, you name it. I felt like hearing something but wasn’t sure what. After a few minutes gazing at the massive number of CDs I began to feel somewhat ridiculous that I couldn’t find a cd that I felt like listening to. After a while I took the DAT, sat down at the piano, started the recorder and played exactly what I wanted. After ten minutes I listened to the playback and liked what I heard. The transcribed version of this became the first movement of Silent Durations I. Later I added a second and third movement. While playing I had the sensation that my hands would find their way to the piano when they wanted and I did my best to avoid imposing when they should play.

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