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Composer: Elliott Grabill
Un Jardin is a three movement set of fixed media works, each relying solely on recordings of the piano. The first movement, Un Jardin, takes an arch form and romantic style, beginning with a long passacaglia of piano harmonics. The second movement, Ceres, named after the minor planet between Mars and Jupiter, combines samples of piano clusters to form a continuous wall of sound. The work ends with Quasi Sostenuto, a mellow, polytonal weaving of chords progressions. After the work was completed, my father, artist and UMBC professor Vin Grabill added visuals.