3 Sunsets

Written for Sebastian Grand, 3 Sunsets is made up of three sharply contrasting miniatures aimed at establishing atmospheric vignettes and examining various aspects of contemporary piano technique. Each miniature examines extremes of speed and dynamic in a somewhat alienated, but hopefully ghostly landscape.

3 Sunsets was premiered on November 21 2008 by Sebastian Grand in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall at Manchester University as part of new music ensemble Vaganza’s day of concerts in celebration of composer Kevin Malone’s 50th birthday. The concerts featured contemporary American music from Crumb to Bolcom, from Feldman to Kevin Malone himself, as well as music from student composers within the University’s Music Department.