Fata morgana : mirages on the horizon
by Andrew Byrne (2007)
The image of fata morgana, or mirages, is the inspiration for these four pieces. In each, a fata morgana, a static shimmering figure appears on the horizon and then just as suddenly is gone. The prepared piano-John Cage's hybrid invention, straddling the tuned world of the piano and the untuned of the percussion-is an apt choice to depict these varied kinds of musical mirages.
Instrumentation: Prepared piano.
Duration: 18 min.
Contents note: First mirage -- Second mirage -- Third mirage -- Fourth mirage.
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