Allusions and Distillations

twelve pieces for piano

Alastair Greig

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twelve pieces for piano

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Composer Alastair Greig
Year of Composition 2010
Duration ca.30'
ISMN 9790570680863
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-ag2aad1


The pieces allude to various influences, which play on the compositional mind during the process of composition. The distillation occurs with the editing part of composition, only what is necessary remains and the superfluous musical extras evaporate and are discarded. My aim was to concentrate my musical thought into brief musical utterances that expressed what was needed and then ceased.

Read more about the composition of this piece on The Guardian website.

This work was recorded by Peter O’Hagan on his CD ‘Chasing Boundaries’, which is available here.