Year: 2017, revised 2022
Instrumentation: Piano (optional vocal part in piano), fixed media soundtrack.
Duration: 11 min.
Difficulty: Medium-advanced — Suitable for advanced students or professionals
Commission note: Commissioned by Xenia Pestova for Chamber Music New Zealand
Premiere: Xenia Pestova — 16 Jul 2017. Chamber Music NZ tour, James Cumming Wing, Gore, New Zealand
The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated this work:
Minimalist, electronics, birdsong of New Zealand, new technologies, app. Influences: Radiohead, Moroccan vocal music, Tristan Perich, Ligeti Piano Etudes, Liszt.
Together with loudspeaker playback, audience can use smartphones to perform the fixed media soundtrack. The soundtrack can be streamed here, whilst the pianist plays: https://miriamayoung.bandcamp.com/track/grey-ghost-soundtrack-alone