Fata Morgana: Mirages on the Horizon

for prepared piano

Program note:

"The image of fata morgana, or mirages, is the inspiration for these four pieces.  In each, a fata morgana, a static shimmering figure appears on the horizon and then just as suddenly is gone. The prepared piano—John Cage’s hybrid invention, straddling the tuned world of the piano and the untuned of the percussion—is an apt choice to depict these varied kinds of musical mirages.

Duration: 16 minutes      

First Mirage (3:34)
Second Mirage (3:58)
Third Mirage (5:26)
Fourth Mirage (4:34)