Obsessive circularity of thought

By Anna Pidgorna | For Two-Manual Harpsichord | 6′

Title: Obsessive circularity of thought
Composer: Anna Pidgorna
Year Composed: 2015
Instrumentation: Two-Manual Harpsichord
Duration: 6′

Format: Full Score
Page Size: Letter
Catalog Number: OM0904

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From the composer:

Obsessive circularity of thought explores our tendency to replay real and imagined conversations, analyzing each phrase from a million different angles and wishing that we said something different. We are tormented by what was and could have been until we find a way to break the cycle and release ourselves. Musically, the piece explores the slight differences in colour and tuning between the strings of the two manuals, obsessively recycling the same notes and patterns with gradual changes.

Commission/Dedication: Commissioned by Katelyn Clark.
Premiere: First performed on February 11, 2015 in Montréal, QC at the Chapelle Historique du bon Pasteur by Katelyn Clark, harpsichord.
Recording: This piece is recorded on the album brocade by Katelyn Clark, harpsichord.

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