Master of Music
Daniel, Omar Dr.
Nolan, Catherine Dr.
Playscapes is a piano trio of an approximate duration of 43 minutes. It is in three movements: Playscape I, II, and III. The top range of the piano(G7-C8) is prepared in such a way that these notes become essentially a percussive effect. Playscapes explores the concept of “Musical Activity” – areas of music where simple rules are established and create a context wherein anomalies can occur. Playscape I is a series of these musical activities. In Playscape II, one musical activity goes on for a long time. In Playscape III, two musical activities alternate. In addition, a general trend towards noise occurs throughout Playscapes.
Lowrie, James, "Playscapes for Piano Trio" (2019). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 6237.