(Parallel) Lines (Meet) at Infinity, piano solo
This piece has been commissioned by the pianist Laurens de Boer to be performed in his live project Percussive Piano. My main idea was to use the piano really as a percussion, using both hands as if the pianist played congas. The part in which the two hands “collaborate”, creating different and polyrhythmic variations, is preceded and followed by two parts in which the two hands play contrasting and not fitting lines, as if each one would be on a separate level (the “parallel lines” that “meet at infinity”). So, the piece can also be seen as the story of the two hands that, despite the differences, succeed to collaborate to a nice result. Actually, they find their “infinity”, but then, fatefully, they separate again. It can also be seen as a metaphor of the human relationships that are not made to last forever.