(duration ~ 14:00)
piano solo

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Program note –
In one very tight sweep, there are three easily discernible sections – fast, slow, very fast. The language is polychromatic & highly original. The most striking characteristics lie in the surprising lyricism of the slow movement, and in the relentless rhythmic energy of the surrounding sections. The outer movements display a volatility, which pay testament to the composer’s strong background in fusion/percussion music.
(Note by M.K. Harvey)

Piano Sonata No. I was commissioned by Michael Kieran Harvey & was premiered by him at the 1998 Sydney Festival.
It was awarded the Jean Bogan Memorial Prize for Composition at the Newcastle Conservatorium, New South Wales that year & was presented to the International Rostrum of Composers by the ABC in 2000.