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Circus Dog

for six pianos

Year:  1995   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  requires 3 pairs of knitting needles and 5 metal bowls

Year:  1995
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  requires 3 pairs of knittin...

Composer:   Juliet Palmer


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For a composer, the piano is so often merely a means to an end - the blank sheet on which we write. Focusing on melody seemed an apt way for me to rediscover the piano's own voice. I owe a debt of inspiration to many pianists and composers, among them Aretha Franklin, Glenn Gould, Sergio Mendes, Theolonius Monk, Nina Simone and Cecil Taylor.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by and for Piano Circus

Performance history

02 Jan 1995: Performance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall