Transcriptions & Original Works
In 1998, the Duo began a large-scale transcription project of the revolutionary Studies for Player Piano of Conlon Nancarrow. Taking one existing transcription for piano four-hands (Study #15) by Yvar Mikhashoff as a starting point, they arranged—themselves and with composer Erik Oña—twelve additional Studies for one piano, four-hands, one for two pianos (#44), and one for two pianos, eight-hands (#16). They often perform concerts of the complete works for solo piano and piano duet of Nancarrow. Or they design programs around his music, including works by composers who influenced him (Stravinsky, Cowell, Bach, Bartók) and who were influenced by him (Ligeti, Williams).