BLUEPRINTS FOR SOLO PIANO 

Book 1: Winter

 

Composed by Garrett Fisher | Performed by GraceANN Cumings, Pianist

Recorded by Steve Peters at the Chapel Performance Space (Seattle), March 2, 2021. Commissioned and produced by Wayward Music Series.

 

Up until now I’ve mainly created opera-theater productions, and these piano pieces are the first ones I’ve written for any solo instrument. In my opera scores I weave in “blueprints” – improvisatory frameworks – that guide the performer to discover their own unique interpretation and infuse their own authentic voice into the very fabric of the production. This freedom is foreign to most western musicians, and requires great trust and extensive practice. It also results in performances that are fresh and alive as we never know what the performer is going to come up with. With these pieces for piano, I stepped out of the world of theater and entirely into the world of sound.

 

Are you interested in looking at the score? Contact me and I’ll send you a link.

[0:00] 1: Winter Solstice - Night

[2:25] 2: Winter Solstice - Dusk

[5:40] 3: Mid Spring - Dawn

[7:15] 4: Mid Winter - Morning

[8:33] 5: Mid Fall - Dawn

[12:58] 6: Late Fall - Afternoon

[15:31] 7: Late Summer - Morning

[18:10] 8: Fall Equinox - Noon

[21:06] 9: Late Spring - Noon

[23:40] 10: Mid Summer - Dusk

[26:12] 11: Late Winter - Afternoon

[29:53] 12: Spring Equinox - Night

[32:04] 13: Summer Solstice - Noon

[33:37] 14: Late Winter - Dawn

[34:38] 15: Mid Winter - Dawn

[37:27] 16: Mid Summer - Dawn

[40:39] 17: Summer Solstice - Dawn

[42:24] 18: Late Fall - Noon