Conrad Tao and Stefan Jackiw concluded their 92Y Soundspace recital with “All I Had Forgotten Or Tried To,” an encore written by Tao in 2017. The composer-pianist described the piece as follows:
Two summers ago I was asked if I would play a piece of mine for an encore. I didn’t have any three-minute pieces lying around, so I wrote one. The piece takes its title from a passage of “Impossible Princess,” a book by the California-based writer Kevin Killian. “Impossible Princess” is a collection of short stories, poetry, and experimental erotica, and it itself takes its title from the Kylie Minogue album of the same name.
Stefan Jackiw, violin Conrad Tao, piano
Performed on January 25, 2019 at 92nd Street Y as part of the 92Y Tisch Center for the Arts Soundspace Series.
Watch another performance from this concert, Stefan Jackiw and Conrad Tao—Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78.