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Five Autological Minatures for Piano

By Will Davenport


For Solo Piano





This piece was composed for a project at Ohio University under the direction of Dr. Robert McClure. The goal was to write five miniatures for piano using set theory, over the course of ten weeks, one miniature every two weeks. As each miniature was finished, it became apparent to me that each miniature reflected my experiences during the two-week period of its creation. In a way these miniatures transformed into a journal and became much more personal than what I originally intended. The term “autological” refers to a word that describes itself, like “unhyphenated”, and I thought it was a fitting term to give to these miniatures.