3 Sunsets

Written for Sebastian Grand, 3 Sunsets is made up of three sharply con­trasting mini­atures aimed at es­tab­lishing at­mo­spheric vign­ettes and ex­amining various as­pects of con­tem­porary piano tech­nique. Each mini­ature ex­am­ines ex­tremes of speed and dy­namic in a some­what ali­en­ated, but hope­fully ghostly landscape.

3 Sunsets was premiered on November 21 2008 by Sebastian Grand in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall at Manchester University as part of new music en­semble Vaganza’s day of con­certs in cel­eb­ra­tion of com­poser Kevin Malone’s 50th birthday. The con­certs fea­tured con­tem­porary American music from Crumb to Bolcom, from Feldman to Kevin Malone him­self, as well as music from stu­dent com­posers within the University’s Music Department.

  • Instrumentation

    • Solo piano (3-pedal grand)
  • Details

    • Duration: c. 8′
    • First performance: 21 November 2008, Sebastian Grand, University of Manchester
    • Subsequent performances:
    • 7 March 2011, Sebastian Grand, Royal Academy of Music