Extreme Variations on a Theme and Variations by Mel Powell


This work is based on Mel Powell's Etude for piano, composed in 1953, which you can hear here.  The original version was composed for six computer-controlled Clavinovas and premiered on the CalArts Contemporary Music Festival in 1987.  In 1998, I made a revised version of the piece using computer-created (not sampled) electronic piano sounds along with elemental electronic wave forms, the type that Mel was fond of using in his own electronic music.