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I like Big Chords.  I do!  But I only have ten fingers on my hands (or
such was the case the last time I checked), so my piano-playing chord
ability is somewhat limited.  Limited, that is, unless I use *technology*.
Zen I kann take over zee vorld -- or at least the piano -- vis meine

Seriously, when Jaime Madell asked me to write a piece for this Disklavier
concert, I saw a chance to use some simple compositional algorithms to
build large clusters of sound on the piano.  I am using a video tracking
system to control the spacing and shape of the Big Chords, following my
hand position above the keyboard.  What fun!