Five Mise-en-scènes for Piano: Book Books One & Two

Each of the Mise-en-scènes from Books One and Two is based on various film and theatre productions for which the composer wrote the music between 1998 and 2006.

 

A mise-en-scène is a term used in film and theatre. It refers to a visual image of a situation in which all the elements in the image combine to communicate a dramatic moment.

 

The solos are either exact transcriptions from the original scores or arrangements to express the essence of the original scenes from the film or theatre productions. Hence the use of the term mise-en-scène as these solos capture the musical drama of each of the original scenes.

 

Five Mise-en-scènes for Piano
Book One

Date: 2019

Duration: 14 minutes

In Book One, the solos explore asymmetrical phrasing and meters combined with seven note modal (# 1 to #4) or eight note scalar (#5) harmonies.

00:00 / 01:45

#1

00:00 / 03:36

#2

00:00 / 02:50

#3

00:00 / 01:59

#4

00:00 / 05:07

#5

 

Five Mise-en-scènes for Piano

Book Two

Dare 2019

Duration: 20 minutes

In Book Two, solos #6, 7, 8, and 10 are all based on modal harmony. Solo #9, subtitled 'Harmony', explores various approaches to harmonic organisation.

Mise-en-scénes #6 & #9 are

performed by Anna Kislitsyna

on the album Piano Spectrums

(NV6413).

00:00 / 01:50

#6

00:00 / 02:53

#7

00:00 / 03:28

#8

00:00 / 06:26

#9

00:00 / 06:42

#10