An Imaginary Thing (for violin and piano)
(Duration – 17 mins; The last movement One Brief Hour may be performed as a stand-alone piece of 6:30 mins.)
An Imaginary Thing is a three movement work inspired by Walt Whitman’s One Hour to Madness and Joy. This piece tries to capture the frenetic, angular, reckless nature of the text, as well as its underlying lyrical side. The relationship between piano and violin changes over the course of the work from a combined furious clash of notes to intertwining layers, to a single lyrical entity, reflecting the characters present in the text.
Pasha Tseitlin, violin; Nicolas Gerpe, piano
I Deliria – II. Savage and Tender
III. One Brief Hour