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Dance for Remembering and Forgetting (rough)

Here’s another piece from the suite of dances I’m working on, the same set which also includes the Entropic Waltz and Cradle Waltz.

The composition, which was tricky, has actually been done for a while … but learning to play it has proved quite a bit of work! Though it may not sound like it, the piece is quite difficult — it has different layers moving in different registers of the keyboard, and so playing it essentially involves using two hands to create the illusion of three or four.

Actually, I’m still just barely able to play it, so this is just a rough performance to give an idea of how it works. The layers don’t have the independence and evenness I’d like, and it’s a bit faltering and probably a hair under tempo. Still, if you use your imagination, I think there’s enough here for you to get the idea.

Dance for Remembering and Forgetting (rough version)

I’ll be working on this piece all week to give a hopefully slightly more polished performance at Keys Please next weekend, along with the Entropic Waltz!



Wow, personally I think it had an eerie kind of vibe, but hey I liked it…and…I can’t play the piano for anything. SO!! You stick to playing and I stick to listening(sad…so very sad x.x) GENIUS!!


Even though this is a “rough performance”, I reckon if you hadn’t mentioned it was rough, I wouldn’t have noticed. I think you have created the illusion of more than 2 hands quite effictively, giving it a creepy sound to it. Good stuff


Wow. I absolutely love this piece. What a perfect title. It gave me a very vivid black-and-white picture of a ballerina dancing slowly, trying to forget or to remember. It sounds amazing!!!!