Twenty miniatures for solo piano
Sarah Bob, piano
Imagine finding an old photo box up in the dusty attic, each photo telling of a story frozen in time. Suddenly, images start moving, coming to life, and you are sent into daydreams, flashbacks and recollections. With twenty miniatures, each restricted to only a few minutes, I have tried to portray a story, a drama, condensed with visual details that may sometimes resemble a short movie. Some of these portraits are based on real experiences of mine, while others are completely imaginary.I had the honor of writing The Old Photo Box with dedication to some of my best friends and colleagues, all of whom I deeply admire. They are the ones who gave me the inspiration and ideas for this cycle:
Sarah Bob, Nobuko Amemiya, Geoffrey Burleson, Margaret Cheng Tuttle, Alison d’Amato, Gila Goldstein, Yoni Farhi, Benjamin Hochman, Inti Honik, Jun Komatsu, Pablo Lavandera, Barbara Lieurance, Tali Morgulis, Cédric Pescia, Luba Poliak, Dunja Robotti, Zvi Semel, Maria Suokas, Michal Tal, Einav Yarden
The Old Photo Box was kindly commissioned In memory of Adele and John Gray.