Moto Perpetuo Mondrian

Piano solo (duration c. 3’30”).
First performed by Stefan Cassomenos, 18 July 2015 at the Glebe Justice Centre, Sydney.

Program Note
Moto Perpetuo Mondrian is a three minute party piece loosely inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian. Mondrian’s most famous work, Broadway Boogie-Woogie, provides the starting point for a very basic adaptation of a boogie-woogie bass-line, which provides the constant propulsion of the moto perpetuo. Mondrian was an avid dancer and lover of boogie-woogie, and some art historians believe that more than being a representation of the Manhattan street grid, Broadway Boogie-Woogie is actually a representation of a dance chart. The aim of the piece is a constant forward boogie motion, with elements of a sweaty dance hall toccata.