for piano and voice memo recordings
Length: 35 minutes
written for the first annual Keymore festival for contemporary piano and keyboards
Piano Parents features voice memo recordings of parents reflecting on the experience of parenthood, as it relates to the piano and the unique stories and relationships that intersect with the instrument.
“...so magical…pretty great.” (Marianne Parker), à la Hamilton the Musical
“…calm occupied a much more elevated status.” (Erin Miller), à la Operation Ivy
“...he would just scream.” (Shi-An Costello), à la Claude Debussy
“...because that’s not collaborative, so…” (Christopher Goddard)
“...Erreure!” (Marianne Parker)
“...completely overwhelmed by the terror…” (Erin Miller)
“...the fire continues to burn bright…” (Christopher Goddard)
“...I’m going to keep moving forward with him…” (Shi-An Costello), à la Franz Schubert
Made possible through the generous contributions from Christopher Goddard, Shi-An Costello, Erin Miller, and Marianne Parker.
Shi-An Costello is a BMI composer. All rights reserved.
December 17th, 2022: PianoForte Studios, Chicago, IL