aix (“waters”), for two pianos, is a short study in rising and falling patterns, with alternating chordal and canonic textures. The primary melodic shape, an ascending seventh followed by a descending second, is heard in several of my piano pieces of this period.
Composed and recorded 2004, Korg 01/WFD
Restored from playback on the original device, 2019
Photo: breakwater, Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto
Music and composer’s notes copyright Bruce A. Russell 2019