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The body is an ear (duos: 2 pianos)

by Kate Moore (2011, this version: 2012)

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Dances and canons


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Dances and canons / Kate Moore ; Saskia Lankhoorn, piano.

Library shelf no. CD 2577 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Commissioned by Stichting Orgelpark in 2011, the piece, initially for solo organ, was arranged for duo X88 to explore the binaural sensation experienced when two pianos positioned at different angles play within a similar register.

The title of the piece is derived from an age-old story that speaks of the union between the body and soul. The body made of earth became a refuge for the soul so that it could experience the sensation of hearing the harmony of the universe.

One wonders whether the reason for the life of a body is so that the soul within can hear the music.

Kate Moore 2012

Work Details

Year: 2011, this version: 2012

Instrumentation: Two pianos.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: arranged for piano duo x88

First performance: by Saskia Lankhoorn, Vicky Chow — 16 Nov 12. The Korzo Theater, The Hague, the Netherlands

Performances of this work

24 Jul 2016: at A Concert of Organ Music by Australian & New Zealand Composers (Christ Church North Adelaide). Featuring Andrew Georg.

16 Nov 12: The Korzo Theater, The Hague, the Netherlands. Featuring Saskia Lankhoorn, Vicky Chow.

13 Apr 11: Orgelpark Amsterdam, Netherlands. Featuring Una Cintina.

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