About this work:
When Elizabeth Panzer asked me for a harp piece, I came up with an idea for a big piece based on a poem by Linda Norton (the poet of Landscaping for Privacy) about knitting and the Aran Islands. I still plan to make that piece, but as the deadline neared, I realized I will need more time to write it, so instead I decided to work with a sweet redemptive pattern I had written as an underscore for an audiobook production of Gerald’s Game, one of Stephen King’s more horrific novels. The resulting piece is totally diatonic, doesn’t even require two octaves, uses standard minimalist variation techniques, and in virtually every way plays nice.
I think it’s actually a mean little thing.
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Version: solo harp or toy pf
Year composed: 1997
Ensemble type: Solo instrument, non-keyboard:Harp
Instrumentation: ,1 Harp soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: alternatively can be done on toy piano