solo piano

duration 42'00”

Journey for solo piano (2015-17) is based on a single, underlying melodic and harmonic idea – centered on the musical interval of a minor third – that is heard in its most stark form in the first movement, “Soul.” This idea is the essence of the piece; it exists at all moments in the music. The idea represents an individual, who, over the course of the piece, endures an emotional and spiritual journey through life experiences that are suggested by each movement’s title. The musical variations from one movement to the next reflect how the individual is transformed by moments of loss, fear, remorse, awe, joy, and love – some profound and some fleeting. Journey was composed for pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi.

Movements:  I. Soul   II. Lament   III. Revelation   IV. Vexed   V. Regret   VI. Obsession   VII. Manic   VIII. Conviction   IX. Metamorphosis   X. Grit   XI. Transcend

Recording included on this album

”Journeys: Piano Music by Ed Martin” Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano, Ravello Records (2018)

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