Fern

(2006)
Program note
Organic form itself is found, mathematically speaking, to be a function of time. We might call the form of an organism an event in space-time, and not merely a configuration in space. (Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Aristid Lindenmayer: The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants)

Fern is a postscript to Kranz. It uses the same plant-like algorithm, of which I translated the first recursions (a slowly growing repetitive structure) to the piano.

Fern is dedicated to Dante Boon.
Blurb
Fern by Anthony Fiumara is a relief. A gorgeously slumbering shadow play with piano chords that slowly fan out like leaves of a fern. Music that discovers and listens to itself, without spectacular tricks.
Brabants Dagblad
Audio
Score sample
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Scoring
Piano
Duration
9'
First performance
September 24 2006, Mellotone Piano Studio Amsterdam, by Dante Boon.
Sheet music
Available for rent/purchase from Deuss Music.