Piano and Erhu Project Vol. 2

Artist: Corey Hamm, Nicole Li
Label: Redshift Records

Nicole Li and Corey Hamm are a dynamic Vancouver-based duo that have commissioned dozens of new works for piano and erhu (a traditional Chinese violin with two strings). Volume Two of their Piano and Erhu Project includes the piece they commissioned from me, Who Made the Inch of Grass. A delicate, lyrical piece, it explores the types of ornamentation idiomatic to the erhu, juxtaposed against a floating, asynchronous piano that weaves in and out of the melodic framework.