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Sarathy Korwar's brief to and composition with Elio Villafranca, & conversation with Kevin Le Gendre

Sarathy Korwar's brief to and composition with Elio Villafranca, & conversation with Kevin Le Gendre

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Sarathy Korwar, Sarathy Korwar, Elio Villafranca and Sarathy Korwar, Kevin Le Gendre.

For IN·FLO·RES·CENCE, Sarathy Korwar is 1 of 10 composers from around the globe commissioned to create a composition for solo piano around 1 minute in length responding to the changes to daily life during the pandemic.

His piece 'Internal Monologue' started with giving Artist-in-Residence, Pianist Elio Villafranca, a set of instructions:

1. Set up to record yourself
2. Load the audio track (internal monologue.wav) in to your DAW
3. Sit down at the piano
4. Hit the record button
5. Listen to the track

It entailed Sarathy requesting Elio to respond to the upcoming music, with this response on the piano becoming the final piece of music that everyone will hear, which is presented below. Then, to ‘get ready with both your left and right index fingers on the C keys on the piano, any octave of your choice. Start playing when you hear the music, and stop playing when the music ends.’ A drum piece follows, and Elio’s piece responds – a call and response between two percussive voices.

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