Latitudes, for prepared piano and video (2020-21)
Latitudes is a piano solo piece reflecting on the intensity of long-distance endurance training. The rigorous nature of the piece sets the player up against a almost-grotesque level of virtuosity in which they are bench-marking their technical excellence in a controlled environment. Slight errors kick the player out of the in-ear metric raster, and there are only a few places to breathe. As with any endurance training, the results are most successful when executed consistently and effectively with the least effort. (x64)
Magdalena Cerezo Falces, piano
Commissioned by: Magdalena Cerezo Falces
Funded by: Kulturamt Stuttgart
Video: Korinna Herzig
Sound: Remmy Cannedo
Performed and recorded at Theaterhaus Stuttgart in February 2021.