Reflection

for solo piano (Commissioned by Adam Scott Neal) (2007) 7′30"

Program Notes: 

Reflection (2007),  for solo piano was commissioned by Adam Scott Neal. As the title suggests, this work is primarily concerned with the interaction of light and reflective surfaces. Reflection is characterized by the opening phrase of the work where a single pitch is played twice, a different pitch is played, and then the first is played again. Also, the notion of reflecting is observed in neighboring rolled figures where the first roll will go in one direction and the following will go in the opposite direction.

Reflection was composed with the aid of GRACE, an algorithmic composition environment, by Taube. Reflection is an experiment in mapping the statistical occurrence of gestures over the course of a work, and is part of the continued experimentation by the composer using weighted interval sets as a means of organizing pitch.