Preamble and Invention

Preamble and Invention
toy piano, cassette deck, walkie talkies, hand-crank music box and playback (with optional mime)

Premiered at ETP's BM Recital at the Boston Conservatory by ETP (toy piano), Zach Parcell (cassette), Luc Parcell (walkies), Maxx Parcell (music box), and Alec Watson (mime).

This piece was written in 2014, in two sections: an electronic preamble leading to a meandering heterophonic piece of tinkling noises and gentle feedback. The cassette audio is pre-recorded acoustic piano, and a fifth performer roughly miming the cassette music is encouraged, but not essential. The piece was first performed by my 3 brothers and musical partner Alec Watson.