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for piano trio

DURATION: c. 12 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION: violin, cello and piano


When I think of a piano trio, I immediately think of a transparent interplay of lines. This has something to do with the fact that the instruments that make up the modern piano trio are not particularly homogeneous, unlike say, a string quartet. It's as if somebody had strewn some line drawings of simple three dimensional objects on a photographer's lightbox, all on top of one another, resulting in an unexpected and strangely beautiful assemblage.

Lightbox was commissioned by NZTrio, with funding from Creative New Zealand. It was the winning work of the 2013 SOUNZ Contemporary Award.

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