Joseph Rebman

Harpist and Composer

Live recording from the Mostly Modern Festival, June 2018.

Instrumentation: Solo piano

Written: Spring 2014

Duration: 8 min

Premiere: premiered by Adrian Ries on the University of Oklahoma Composition Studio recital, April 11th, 2014.

Program Notes:

   Many words in the English language are frequently mixed up due to similar spellings, but with very different meanings. One pair I have often struggled with is "loose" and "lose." After this work was completed and I was looking for a title to cover its unusual character, I thought of these two words. There are points in the piece where the effect is of losing control, but the player must always be in control to avoid actually falling apart. Thus, a sense of loose control can be thought to cover this balance.

"Playing expressively requires loose control, but you can easily lose control."





Dance Suite    Elegy    Éros    Fire    He Would Not Stay    Hyperion    The Juniper Tree    Loose Control    Mnemosyne    Prana   Twilight

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