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Piano Piece 1 is constructed using the "12 note fixed-register" technique. The notes are grouped relatively closely around the centre of the keyboard to create 3 different transpositions of the melodic motif which creates a modulating effect. Piano Piece 2 is constructed using rhythmic groupings of 6 or 12 notes with some cross-rhythmic elements. Piano Piece 3 is written around the idea of harmonic resonance. Piano Piece 4 makes use of modes of limited transposition, in this case the recurring tone/semitone/tone/semitone etc pattern derived from the last chord of Piano Piece 1.
Piano Piece 4 was published in "University Commissions 1984" organised by the combined NZ University music departments and printed by the University of Otago Music Department.
03 Oct 1983: Performed by Gerard Parsons (piano)