Heaven​-​Kept Soul

by David Borden

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    releases March 19, 2021

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Song
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Variation 1
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Variation 2
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Variation 3
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Variation 4
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Variation 5
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Variation 6
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Variation 7 02:11
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Variation 8 02:56
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Variation 9 02:05
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Variation 10 02:47
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Variation 11
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Variation 12
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Variation 13
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Variation 14
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Variation 15
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Variation 16
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Variation 17
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Variation 18
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Variation 19
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Variation 20
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Variation 21
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Variation 22
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Variation 23
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Variation 24
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Variation 25
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Variation 26
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Variation 27
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Variation 28
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Variation 29
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Variation 30
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Song

about

The title Heaven-Kept Soul is an anagram derived from the name Kathleen Supové, the pianist for whom this piece was composed. She is known for her boundary- breaking ways of dissolving the wall between performer and audience.

The piece is patterned structurally on The Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach. It has thirty variations on a theme stated in the beginning by the piano. The compositional challenge is that starting with Variation No. 3, every third variation is a canon at a different interval. Most of the variations are composed for synthesizers accompanying an amplified piano; there are a few variations for solo piano. The synthesizer and sampled sounds have been collected on computers, mapped onto keyboards, and played using a USB keyboard controller and laptop with REASON software. Altogether, the piece requires two USB keyboard/ computer performers and one pianist.

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releases March 19, 2021

David Borden - virtual piano, virtual prepared piano, samplers, synthesizers, drum

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