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This first piano sonata was written for my friend and colleague Brian Lee, who performs it in this recording at Carleton College in February of 2008.

The sonata is in one movement, exploring various aspects of layered form, motivic development, etc., that greatly interested me in 2000 when it was written. I had been listening to a LOT of Scriabin and, having written two or three sets of short pieces in the years previous, wanted to write a continuous, uninterrupted flow of musical discourse.