A Book Of Disquiet was written in response to Marco Lucchi’s piano patterns no 1
Let us absurdify life from east to west.
– Fernando Pessoa from The Book Of Disquiet
Marco Lucchi offered a set of piano patterns and allowed anyone to remix the piece. I saw the first pattern as being organized into seven sections and decided to address each one individually, so these have been used, abused, stretched, repeated, and otherwise altered. I extracted meaning from each and offer accompaniment through traditional instrumental means.
Marco’s offering was accompanied by a picture of Fernando Pessoa, a Portuguese poet. I have not read much of his work but what I have read appears to be quite surrealistic. In that vein the seven sections of the piece are tangentially related but are primarily on their own.
A Book Of Disquiet was written for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Gong, Temple Blocks, Cymbals, Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.
The score is available at https://bit.ly/3mUZ3Zk