Stephen Cabell

COMPOSER

Stephen Cabell (b. 1984) is a New York-based composer of sonically engaging and arrestingly wrought music that attempts to grab the listener from the very first moments and never lets go. His artistic mission is to write music that can be understood and appreciated by both casual and expert listeners.

Movement for Piano [EVEREST]

  • Instrumentation: solo piano
  • Duration: 7 minutes
  • Completed: 2010

PROGRAM NOTE

Everest, is titled after the tallest mountain on the planet. Though the sharp rising figures in the first half of the piece visually and aurally recall mountains, it is not intended to be a representation of that titular natural wonder. Rather, it is intended as a metaphor for a mammoth obstacle encountered in one’s life. Once overcome, the persister emerges on the other side transformed by the experience; just as the rising figures transform into descending ones.

-Stephen Cabell

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