piano and pre-recorded electronics
Composed in 2009 and arranged by the composer in 2021. The arrangement was commissioned by New Arts Collaboration and premiered by Ting Luo on November 7, 2021, Old First Concerts series, San Francisco, CA.
Cornkind was originally an improvisation inspired by the poem of the same name by Frank O’Hara. His easy yet profound prose, written during lunch breaks inspired a certain spontaneity. This piece is a melancholic exploration of everyday sounds (where sometimes musical instruments are treated as ‘found’ sounds), and as a new acoustic arrangement, retracing old steps and finding new ones.