Maybe for the first time, I wanted to show not a process, not a structure, but a background on which something’s happening. Even it’s not revealed. And even it’s nothing really happening.
Four NOCTURNALIES, along with other cycles for piano¹, were written as a dedication to Antonii Baryshevskyi’s 30th anniversary. These compositions are kind of musical offering to a great talented pianist whom the composer was truly inspired.
Each of four miniatures is a micro-changed version of the same theme. Like the same music, the same view, repeated with a discreet, real subtle variation.
¹Among them are TROLLING’S STUDIES, 13 ROOMS WITH A VIEW TO THE NORTH-WEST, THREE ETUDES and SATURNALIES. In total – 30 pieces.
First performance: Antonii Baryshevskyi, Kyiv, 2019