In the Beginning: Etude III (Keyboard & 2 Oranges)

1980

[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] The sixth in the In the Beginning series of eight major works for various instrumental ensembles, soloists and electronic media.

In the Beginning: Etude III (Keyboard & Two Oranges) (1980) is a graphic score for piano involving precise gesture shapes and time structures played by rolling round objects on the keyboard. It was written originally for filmmaker-artist-performer George Manupelli. An earlier version of the score was published in Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 25, Nos. 1 & 2, 1987, pp. 567–568. A new recording performed by the composer is due to be released by New World Records in 2012.