Taking the note for a walk
Instrumentation: Solo piano
First performance by Ofra Yitzhaki - 16.06.2009, Buchman-Mehta School, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk” (Paul Klee)
In this piece I tried to follow the abstract concept expressed in the above-mentioned quotation. Namely, letting the note move physically in the space of the piano, letting it create “by itself” musical worlds. Analogous to the tension between the physical presences of lines in a drawing to the referential meaning given to that drawing, in the piece, such a tension may be created between the movement of the note to certain textures and gestures created.