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Toy Toccata

Composer:

Fabian Svensson

Instrumentation:

Toy piano

Year of composition:

2009

Duration:

6'

FunFacts:

Winning piece in the 2nd UnCaged Toy Piano Composition Competition
Shortlisted for the Gaudeamus prize in 2010

Program note:

Toy Toccata is a short but intense piece for toy piano. Technically, the basic concept of the piece is the rapid alternation between white and black keys. On another level, the piece can be seen as a toy piano's (attempted) rebellion against its own inherent cuteness and innocence.

View an excerpt from the score:

Recording:

Phyllis Chen: Little Things (2013, New Focus Recordings FCR133)

Performances:

20th Sep 2009
Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, USA)
Phyllis Chen
25th Sep 2009
Downtown Bloomington (Indiana, USA)
Phyllis Chen
11th Dec 2009
Fine Arts Building (Chicago, USA)
Phyllis Chen
8th May 2010
Gary Snyder / ProjectSpace (New York, USA)
Phyllis Chen
3rd Jun 2010
Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, USA)
Phyllis Chen
5th Jun 2010
The Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, USA)
Phyllis Chen
8th Sep 2010
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Pascal Meyer
22nd Jan 2011
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (Philadelphia, USA)
Phyllis Chen
2nd Nov 2011
Oudegracht a/d Werf 347 (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Pascal Meyer
11th Nov 2011
The Firehouse Space (New York, USA)
Phyllis Chen
3rd Dec 2011
The DiMenna Center (New York, USA)
Phyllis Chen
10th Oct 2012
Musikaliska (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
12th Oct 2012
Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, Florida, USA)
Phyllis Chen
15th Feb 2013
Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago, USA)
Phyllis Chen
30th Jun 2013
Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall (Dublin, NH, USA)
Phyllis Chen
18th Oct 2013
Reykjavík Art Museum (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir
7th Jun 2014
Theater am Gleis (Winterthur, Switzerland)
Anna Christensson
9th Jun 2014
Schloss Leuk (Leuk, Switzerland)
Anna Christensson
24th Oct 2014
Ryogoku Monten Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
Kaori Ohsuga
16th Nov 2014
Bildningscentrum Prins Wilhelm (Flen, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
17th Nov 2014
Konstakademien (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
14th Dec 2014
Fylkingen (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
25th Jul 2015
The Goat Farm Arts Center (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Amy O'Dell
31st Jul 2015
Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Amy O'Dell
8th Oct 2015
Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA, USA)
Amy O'Dell
13th Oct 2015
USD Shiley Theatre (San Diego, CA, USA)
Amy O'Dell
18th Oct 2015
Center for New Music (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Amy O'Dell
23rd Oct 2015
Atlanta Streetcar (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Amy O'Dell
3rd Feb 2016
Teater Tre (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
6th Feb 2016
Teater Tre (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
8th Feb 2016
Teater Tre (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
12th Feb 2016
Teater Tre (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
13th Feb 2016
Teater Tre (Stockholm, Sweden)
Anna Christensson
14th Feb 2016
Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin (Paris, France)
Yoko Yamada
11th Nov 2017
Resonanzraum (Hamburg, Germany)
Ninon Gloger

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