In habitus fieri

Year composed: 2012

Instrumentation: piano solo

Duration (approx.): 14′ *


*Includes an optional section. Duration is variable.


The extended techniques (such as strumming inside the piano) have been omitted from this recording mainly because it’s a MIDI rendering, and I don’t know Finale well enough to configure the playback to sound like that. There’s also a silence between 9:33 – 9:43, which is a passage requiring some theatrical elements on part of the performer, so unfortunately an audio recording won’t help much with imagining this section.


This is a companion piece to Mezzonata. I don’t know if you’d call it a sequel, or a second act, but there are definite thematic and structural relationships between them. Material is shared and developed in subtle ways here.

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