…approaching a prayer (2009-2010)

…approaching a prayer (2009-2010)                                                                                         

For piano and live electronics

Score and electronics available by request

Apple Lossless (m4a) recording of the above

– Chen-Hui Jen (piano) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics); performed March 2011 at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


Program Note

…approaching a prayer for piano and electronics was written for composer and pianist Chen-Hui Jen.  The work is the second work written by the composer in 2009 and 2010 for piano and electronics.  Whereas the other work deals with abstract spiritual concepts, …approaching a prayer work deals with personal meditations and reflections on loss and eternity.

Chen-Hui Jen and the composer premiered the work at Chapman University in January 2010.


Program Note (Traditional Mandarin)

為鋼琴與即時互動電聲的《近乎誦禱》一曲乃為身兼鋼琴演奏者的作曲家任真慧所寫。此曲是作曲家在2009-10年間所寫作的第二首給鋼琴與即時互動電聲的作品,亦為表述抽象精神意念的諸多作品之一:《近乎誦禱》不僅作為個人的沉思,亦反映對殞滅及永恆的祈禱。

這首作品由任真慧與作曲家在2010年一月於查普曼大學首演。

(translated by Chen-Hui Jen)