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|Work Title||Progressions in Conversation, Set 1|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IKR 17|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2014-15|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||20 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||piano, optional electronics|
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Progressions in Conversation, sets 1 and 2, are pieces that came out of the years of living in Ottawa. I think that this is due to the political nature of the city, and the fact that it's a city, and I hadn't lived in a place with that many people before. They are all variations on a chord progression that is played around the start of the piece, and can be played as solo piano or with electronics.
Set 1 has to do with environmentalism - the electronics in the first progression are clips of natural disaster footage from around the world, but all in English, so I suppose it gives it a western-centric feeling. My hope is that as it is performed more, I will be able to put together different tracks made up of different languages, native to the location in which it is being performed. The electronics in the second progression were sourced a round-table event as part of the David Suzuki Foundations 'Blue Dot Tour'. Here, people from across Canada gathered to talk about the environmental crisis that is facing humanity today, and what we can do about it.