Gordon Monahan - Five Silent Studies
  Year :   1981
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   -
  Materials:   -
  Info :   1st performance: Artculture Resource Centre, Toronto





 
  Work Details  
  A work for solo piano in five movements. All pitches in this piece are notated with a diamond-shaped note head, which indicates that the piano key is to be depressed silently, without the hammer striking the string. Some of the pitches are written marcato, so that inevitably, some notes will sound due to error of touch by the pianist. The sustain pedal is depressed throughout the piece, so that the notes that accidently sound will linger until they die away, thus creating a quiet wash of harmony that is an indeterminate mistake . ©Gordon Monahan 1980. Accessed 02.07.2007 from http://www.gordonmonahan.com