My friend Adam Scime - a wonderful bassist, pianist and composer - broke his right hand. But Adam turned lemons into an exquisite fountain of lemonade, by commissioning seven Canadian composers - including me - to write new left-hand piano pieces for him to premiere this June 5 at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto.
In my piece “The Opera Game” Adam talks and plays his way through translations of a famous chess game into music, as it becomes increasingly detailed and dramatic.
Other composers in the lineup include:
Adam Sherkin will also be playing a set up two-hand piano music by these and other Canadian composers.