Serendipity, Poetry and Play in Toy Piano composition and Four Pieces for Toy Piano

Inglis, Brian ORCID logoORCID: (2020) Serendipity, Poetry and Play in Toy Piano composition and Four Pieces for Toy Piano. Revista Vórtex | Vortex Music Journal, 8 (2) , 5. pp. 1-29. ISSN 2317-9937 [Article] (doi:10.33871/23179937.2020.8.2.5)

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In this paper I draw on literature by Xenia Pestova, Antonietta Loffredo and Maggie Williams/Margaret Leng Tan, and primary research in the form of an interview with Kate Ryder (transcribed as an Appendix) exploring aspects of toy piano performance/composition and focussing on my Four Pieces for Toy Piano (2018). These pieces were commissioned by Ryder and premiered by her in London in 2018, and subsequently published and recorded. I identify themes which emerge in, and out from, this and other professional repertoire for toy piano relating to composition and performance practice: material/materiality; sonic character, notation, collaboration and communication. I provide a poietic account of some of the processes involved in the pieces’ composition and realisation in performance.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 31122
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 11:54
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