AT THE EDGE OF A SPIRAL

for piano four-hands

Duration:

10 minutes

Instrumentation:   

piano four-hands

Year Composed:  

2004
 

Written For:            
The Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Commissioned By:

Miriam and Eliezer Benbassat

Premiere Performance:

The Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Program Notes:

At the Edge of a Spiral for one piano, four hands is a short journey of a built intensity. It is based on few fragments, motives that are lit in different light each time. The piece starts slow, but increases its intensity and speed as it progresses, utilizing the same motives. While composing the piece, I heard about a young man that threw himself to the river. I tried to imagine that went in his mind and what brought to this dead-end. And again the idea of a built intensity, obsessive and uncompromising came to my mind. At the very end of the piece, there is a sudden drop of intensity followed by a music box passage, as if describing what is going on in the person’s mind right after the jump, right after reaching the edge of his life’s spiral.

At the Edge of a Spiral was written and dedicated for the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo – Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg. It was funded by the generous support of Miriam and Eliezer Benbassat.

 
 

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Lior Navok, composer | contemporary music composer | new music composer