CONFLICT / RESOLUTION                    audiosatisfactory      exhibits Phase A activity

Conflict / Resolution is one of many examples of Phase A piano playing exhibited in Playing Schumann Again for the First Time. These occasions of music-making were performed on the spot in front of a small audience, after having been asked to play music according to a certain character or other type of demand. I include numerous such examples in this project in order to convey to the reader-listener the importance of practicing extemporizing music in front of an audience.

On April 19th, 2016, I was asked by a member of the small audience present whether or not I had siblings. Having responded that I grew up as the middlest of three children, I was asked to play a character piece resembling conflict amongst siblings:

Afterwards, I was then asked to play a piece depicting a resolution to the argument: