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‘Superstring Theory’ for two pianos

In Program Notes on October 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm


This work is structured as an “inverse symmetrical series” of 35 tones arranged around Middle C. My style generally emerges from a single cell (tone row) which evolves into two contrasting motifs. These two motifs develop together, and through tension and fusion grow in energy, developing into great waves.
Superstring theory is an attempt to explain all of the particles and fundamental forces of nature in one theory by modeling them as vibrations of tiny supersymmetric strings (Wikipedia). Having been inspired by the title of the theory rather than the theory itself, and at the same time intending to allude to the rich sound produced on the two pianos, I adopted the title of the theory for this work.
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The 46th PAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

In Past Events on October 20, 2018 at 4:58 am

Concert III
ENSEMBLE STERN
Organization: ISCM Korea

Saturday 13th October 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Sejong Art Center, Chamber Hall, Seoul

The programme includes
“Superstring Theory” for two pianos [world premiere] /
Satoru Ikeda
Jaehong Lim, Jiwoong Jeon: piano

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