Chromatic Canon

Round and round we go. Pianist Jenny Lin teams up with a recording of herself in this duo version of James Tenney’s Chromatic Canon. Dedicated to Steve Reich, the line of the piece gets caught up in a dizzying sonic spiral, yet Lin manages to keep her seat and her equilibrium. Her performance here hints at the world that opens up when dialogue between a performer and a composer, not just a piece of paper, results in musical expression.

—MS