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Fabrication 15: Amplification

By andy vores

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This work is concerned with hovering and with hesitation—sometimes loudly, sometimes very softly. At the heart of it is an orchestration and elongation (an “amplification”, if you will) of a short piano piece I wrote in 2006. That work, called Slow Peacherine Rag, was written after a summer afternoon’s walk through the backstreets behind Harvard. From an open window I heard someone practicing a piano rag—fantastically slowly. The balmy day and the wonderfully static rag led me to search out Scott Joplin’s Peacherine Rag and apply longeurs, stre