Three Musical Moments

for clown and pianist

Paul Alan Barker

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Composer Paul Alan Barker
Year of Composition 2013
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Instrumentation Piano
Categories (all composers)
Catalogue ID ce-pab1tmm1

Notes

Clowns are honest
They confront us with their honesty
They look at us
We look at them
They see us looking at them
Do we see them looking at us?
They have the gift of unawareness
that can only be found through the most intense awareness
They show us awareness

Three Musical Moments for Clown and Pianist
is a series of six pieces
that should be performed by a clown and a pianist
together.

The pieces perform relationships between the clown, the pianist, the
audience and the piano
The clown is the chorus
We hear the music through watching the clown
We see the clown through hearing the music
The clown is in dialogue with the pianist, the piano and the audience
The piano is outside the pianist: the pianist becomes the piano;
The clown is
The clown finds the pianist inside him
The pianist finds the clown inside him
The audience take them home afterwards

This music provides a frame in which this might happen

These pieces are dedicated to my dear friends, Alban Coombs and Marcelo Beré.