AUDIO: the Francoise-Green Piano Duo rehearse before the Romanian premiere
for piano four-hands
Commission: The Françoise-Green Piano Duo, "The Viennese Salon" 2016 residency at St. John's Smith Square
Duration: 10 minutes
Premiere: January 2016, St. John's Smith Square, London, Antoine Françoise & Robin Green
Imago for piano four-hands is a poetic meditation on creativity. The title refers to the concept of a primordial model projected in the whole universe, but the piece is inspired by multiple cosmological archetypes and transhumanism. The backbone of the piece is a chorale setting of a modal chant-like melody. Acting as a cantus firmus throughout the piece, it is in constant counterpoint with a second force that is sometimes untamed, sometimes machine-like. However, the two performers are never two characters, but polarised forces of one singularity.