Composition for solo piano by Lee Weisert. Clara Yang, piano.
Included on the CD "Wild Arc" - New Focus Recordings, 2014.
"Érard" was written for Clara Yang, an incredible pianist and great friend. The piece is rigidly mechanistic, both rhythmically and harmonically. Every note belongs to a type of additive harmony, built on stacks of increasingly or decreasingly large intervals. The title refers to Sébastien Érard, who designed many of the modern features of the grand piano, most famously its "double-escapement" action.