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For Violin and Piano

Aaron Anderson

About the piece

5 was originally conceive as a piano solo. The rhythmic and pitch processes are very strict within the first section. Two notes within the piano rhythm expand outwardly as the section develops, nearly making one full rotation. As this cycle nears completion, it is broken to push the piece into the second section. The violin highlights this rhythmic process while adding a gratifying human quality. The second section contrasts in that composition processes are considerably less strict. The piano begins to take melodic control, and interaction between the two instruments becomes an important element of the composition. The piece ends with reminiscence of the opening motif.