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Splinters of a Shattered Space: Five Frames for ’Cello and Piano are a set of separate "snapshots" of different "internal" landscapes, each frame highlighting a different subject – be it technique, sonority, style:

Frame I features a strummed piano "curtain raiser" followed by suggestive pitch constellations that at times suggest tonal nodes. After a variously colored meditation on one such node, a shared low C, the strummed gesture returns, and the frame ends with a druidic upward procession of the cello, quietly ratified by the piano. The instruments become dancers in Frame II, alternately capering with graceful yet athletic figures. In Frame III they behave more like singers, letting the colors of long tones gently bleed into one another until the cello turns away with an expiring sigh. The piano then falls silent in Frame IV, leaving the cello to mumble, declaim, whisper, and grunt its way through a multifarious cadenza that is now antic, now manic, finally mantic: its last gasps quietly prophesy the opening of the concluding frame. Frame V releases the gathering energies of its predecessors with a foot-stomping obsession that never lets up. About two-thirds of the way through, a slow rising line starts low in the piano and is taken over by the cello, like a big slow bubble rising from the bottom of a huge cauldron-when it pops, the piece is done.

A recording of this piece is available on CD from the Centaur label and on Amazon.

page one of Cello part for Frame 1/5 -

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