Relativity Variations (1991)

for piano solo

Instrumentation:  piano

Duration: 9 minutes

 

Program Notes:

This work is a traditional theme and variations, with the theme being more gestural in nature, followed by a set of 6 variations. The idea of Relativity is from Einstein’s theory which states that as speed increases, time slows down. As the variations progress, the speed of the music becomes increasingly faster, while at the same time, the harmonic motion slows down.

 

-- Pierre Jalbert

© 2016 Pierre Jalbert, Relativity Variations

Photo:  Julia Jalbert