Negligible piano piece, hot off the nothing!
3 HOURS LATER: Hm. Came back and listened and heard something totally different from what I wrote. Turns out this is an etude for something after all – for evenness. This piece really doesn’t work at all, when played with my trademark horribly sloppy uneven rhythms. So here’s a new quantized version. Also, I think the idea that the score would leave the phrasing up to the forces of nature is problematic. It asks a bit much of the ear – this piece is plenty ambiguous to the listener even if the player is very specific about phrasing. So here’s a revised score: this time with my secret phrasing intentions all spelled out. But part of me still wants to think of this as just a cheat sheet, and the all-4/4 version is the real piece.
Just putting that on the record so that it can be incorporated into Appendix 2 of the eventual Urtext edition, currently listed as “in prep.”
Plus the hammer noise on that piano sound was bothering me, so this time let’s hear my other, equally fake piano.