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Initiation (1991)
for piano solo
Duration: ca. 7’

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Premiere performance: Dana Hall, Connecticut College, December 5, 1991, Andrej Anweiler, piano.

My first work for solo piano, Initiation is also the first composition where I began to effectively explore the technical range of an instrument. The variety and proximity of phrase patterns in this piece creates a dynamic energy which I still appreciate.

Initiation is composed of three sections, Ritual Patterns, Flight, and Rebirth, the last of which could conceivably stand alone.