Recital Sydney Urgently Mandolin

Instrumentation: Piano four-hands and narrator
Year Composed: 2007

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This piece is a structured improvisation for piano four-hands with a narrator reciting from a collection of spam emails. It is a collaborative piece, and was composed and performed by Ryan Noakes (structured piano), Yan Li (improvised piano), and Hollas Longton (narrator). As the narrator completes a recitation of a printed email, the paper is crumpled and tossed into the piano, gradually creating a more and more prepared piano with the strings buzzing against the crumpled paper.