‘Intaglio’ is a printmaking technique in which an image is etched or engraved on the surface of a plate. Ink would then be applied to the plate and removed from the surface, leaving ink only in the incisions. The title refers less to the work itself than to the process of composing it, a small insight into my ideas about how material manifests in musical shape. This piece is written in three uninterrupted movements.
23 Apr 2006
Performed by the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players at the Barnes Hall, Ithaca, New York, USA