Study No. 1 is the first of a series of studies for piano and electronics. The piano’s role is to ‘trigger’ the electronic sounds at particular points in the score, an image of which is saved inside an MAX/MSP processing station. This gives the performer great timing flexibility. The piece pays homage to composer Mario Davidovsky’s grondbreaking Synchronisms series for solo instrument and electronics. Many thanks go out to Michael Zbyszynski, David Wessel, Richard Dudas, John MacCallum, Edmund Campion, and the rest of the crew at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology at UC-Berkeley. The piece was composed in 2002 and subsequently revised in 2009.

Hubert Ho