||From the Corner Room
||Bitensky, Laurence Scott
|Year/Date of Composition
||2008 Silly Black Dog Music
1. suddenly flight; 2. the clouds were strange; 3. creep/pounce; 4. still waiting; 5. out of the toybox; 6. don’t go there; 7. dah guhduh
From the corner room is a set of varied short character pieces, written in my corner room studio. I’ve always been fascinated by the way in which great composers such as Chopin, Debussy, Janacek, Bartok, and Satie have been able to convey an entire musical “world” within pieces lasting only a few minutes. I studied many of these pieces in my formative years as a pianist, and the character piece for piano is thus a genre I’ve often turned to as way to experiment with new ideas, as a sort of compositional renewal, and as a way to explore a range of moods and colors.