The Alchemy of Solitude (Bitensky, Laurence Scott)




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GustavoB (2012/4/15)

Performers Laurence Scott Bitensky, piano
Publisher Info. Laurence Scott Bitensky
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Bitensky (2011/9/7)

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Work Title The Alchemy of Solitude
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Composer Bitensky, Laurence Scott
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2006
First Performance. 2007-03-04
L. Bitensky, piano, Centre College
First Publication. 2006 Silly Blsck Dog Music
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Solo Piano

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The Alchemy of Solitude was written during my sabbatical break of 2006. I wrote this short but weighty work in order to have a new piano work for me to perform and as a way to explore some new compositional ideas. It is somewhat of an essay on the melancholic, in which a deeply sad melody and mood gain momentum and build to a rhythmic groove and climax, only to fall back to melancholy again.