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Commissioned by Trio Céleste, If Beethoven Danced Merengue is an energetic, rhythmic variation on the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Trio in G Major. I retained the contours of the opening melody, changed it to minor, and transformed it into fast sixteenth note runs. The piano maintains a steady merengue influenced rhythm throughout most of the piece.

 

 

 
 

Music for an Imaginary Dance was commissioned by the Montreal based Écouter Ensemble. This trio is a playful choreography between two flutes and cello. Throughout the entire piece, the flutes are in a different rhythmic world than the cello, creating a tension that gets resolved at the end.

Duration: 7'30''