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Blue Work


the history of rock

for solo piano

Dorothy Ker
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Composer:   Dorothy Ker

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Dorothy Ker: the history of...

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About

This piece explores a state of being at the horizon of our ability to conceptualise infinities, characterised by Zeno’s paradoxes. There we encounter the dichotomies of micro-macro, inner-outer, dividual-individual, measurable-uncountable, atomisation-multiplication, iambic-trochaic. We taste the extreme spatial dimensions characterised by these opposing directions, until impossibility exhausts us. The piece was composed in 2008 for Nicolas Hodges, who performed it at Darmstadt that year.


Performance history

21 Oct 2014: Performed by Mark Knoop at the Rare Earth Concert at City University London, in London.