in shadow, in shade (2012)

for piano and electroacoustic music

9 min

I spent several weeks of the summer of 2012 in France attending a music festival, sightseeing, and trying to absorb as much of the language, culture, and scenery as possible. To complete my immersion experience, I read some French poetry and found the title of this piece in the Victor Hugo poem “La Tombe Dit À La Rose.” The work captures the atmosphere of the poem and also refers to the way in which the electronics relate to the pianist- often shadowing or following the performer but occasionally asserting itself with quick dynamic interjections.

Performances

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November 11, 2016

Keith Kirchoff, piano

Electroacoustic Barn Dance

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

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November 4, 2016

Wei-Han Wu, piano

Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival

Camp Concert Hall

Booker Hall of Music, 28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA

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February 13, 2016

Keith Kirchoff, piano

SEAMUS Conference and Music Festival

Carol A. Carter Recital Hall

Statesboro, GA

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November 3, 2012

Keith Kirchoff, piano

Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival

Camp Concert Hall

Richmond, VA