My long-time friend and collaborator Michael Mizrahi will take my new piece for him to California for performances in Long Beach, San Francisco, and San Diego. Michael adds a lot to Missing Piece in his interpretation, which I left wide open. Michael asked me (and several other composers) to think about a piece from the piano repertoire that meant something to me, and to write a piece in response to it. I wrote Missing Piece partly in response to the second movement of Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, and so Michael usually performs the two pieces together.
Cal State University, Long Beach– Dec. 4
University of California, San Diego– Dec. 5
Center for New Music, San Francisco– Dec. 7