Work no. 77
In late 2015 Timur Ismagilov asked me if I had any pieces for him to play at an upcoming concert. All I had for him were the fiendishly difficult Degu Sounds, a meditative, private Suomi Jukebox which would sound odd at any concert, and an assortment of smaller works which were unsuitable for various reasons. By this time, however, I already had some experience inventing a fictional composer: in Amelia Whiteheart pieces and Maurice Bellet's clarinet exercises. And I had the most bizarre idea to create an earlier version of myself. I looked at some of my oldest sketches of piano music, and asked myself: what if I were still the composer I was back then, but somehow able to complete these, not abandon them? And the answer was Letter Variations.
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