SOLO INSTRUMENT - Fetch (2004) - Program Notes
Fetch is a short scene that I wrote in collaboration with playwright Will Eno. It was commissioned by Andrew Russo with funds from the James S. Marcus Foundation. Andy had requested a piece for “speaking pianist,” and the idea immediately conjured Fred Rzewski's fantastic “De Profundis”. Will and I tossed a few ideas around and eventually he came up with this character, a self-conscious pianist expounding on the roles of speech, music, and his own doubt. Anthony de Mare released a recording on his Innova album “Speak”.