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List of works
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Desire Lines
JENNY JACKSON
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For one Piano, six hands.

Desire Lines I
Desire Lines II
Desire Lines III
Desire Lines IV

These four contrasting miniatures are an exploration into the drama and textures of having six hands playing at one piano. The close proximity of the three players gives rise to a theatricality of performance, the concept of which informed the compositional process.
The number of hands allows for a density, complexity of texture and greater coverage of the keyboard than when played by a single pianist, while the limitations of physical space and access mean that the players have sometimes to negotiate and sometimes fight for their pathways through the pieces.
These routes though the terrain of the pieces are like 'desire lines' - paths chosen to achieve a particular goal; and in the same way the composer must force a creative pathway through the composition and the practicalities of the performance.
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Desire Lines II
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Desire Lines IV
[S]urge
Five Dances
Torque
© 2015 Tom James, Tom Owen, Jenny Jackson & Chris Noble.
JENNY JACKSON
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Surface Tension
Desire Lines
Torque