piano solo

Robert Morris

Program Notes

Amid its fragmentary and feisty moments, Scraps has an underlying narrative, which can be reified (but only if desired) into a story about the kind of individual whose depression becomes violent when provoked, up to his/her arrest and privation. The "form" of this piece is: micro-prelude, A´, B, micro-interlude, A, B´, micro-postlude. A´ embellishes A, and B´ embellishes B; A´ and B are of the same structure, but their surfaces camouflage the connection.

Scraps was written in July of 1997.