Random Keys - for piano, bass and percussion

Camden Reeves (Composer), Psappha Ensemble (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


The line up of instruments – piano, bass, percussion – is a twist on the jazz piano trio. And there are subtle harmonic and rhythmic references to jazz in the music. The music is more influenced by my ongoing interest in chaos and entropy: the idea that the universe is getting increasingly more disorganized, increasingly random. The music unfolds in a three-movement expanding structure. Each movement is longer than the last by the same proportion (so 1:2:4), and has the same basic structural outline. So, analogous with cosmic expansion, the second movement stretches the basic shape of the first; the third movement stretches the shape of the second.Random Keys was commissioned by Psappha.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, ManchesterVideo available at www.psappha.comhttp://vimeo.com/98674815
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2014
EventPsappha - Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester
Duration: 7 Mar 2014 → …


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