Sheet Music: Score
Psychosonata : for piano / Michael Kieran Harvey.
Also known as: Piano sonata No. 2
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2012)
There is no narrative. The entire work is constructed on the bijective numeration system, that is, all nine Hindu-Arabic numerals without the concept of zero. There is an obsessive exploration of these numerals which constrains and controls the musical terrain in an artificial and additive fashion - almost robotic - rather like what I understand to be the unsympathetic thought processes of the psychopath, or the seemingly disordered thought of the psychotic.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (40p. -- B4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — requires virtuoso technique
Duration: 25 mins
First performance by Michael Kieran Harvey — 22 May 12. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2012 Congress, Hobart
The composer cites the following influences on this work:
Bartok sonata, Ligeti Etudes, Carter Night Fantasies
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