2001 – for solo piano – 9:00
December 8, 2001
Frank Horvat (piano)
- Filler' Up Frank Horvat Buy on iTunes 08:33
The title of Filler’ Up has many personal connotations for me. I wrote this piece thinking back about the three week road trip my wife and I took for our honeymoon. We traveled over 7000km of the east coast during those three weeks, seeing so many new sights in this great country and learning so much more about each other and our love.
From a compositional perspective, the term filler describes my usage of a short chordal and rhythmic section that goes in between several independent musical vignettes.
I wanted these vignettes and the filler to express feelings of happiness, contentment and optimism. We live in times when it is so easy to be cynical and negative about the state of our lives. This piece expresses my willingness not to let myself get drawn into the vacuum of the madness around me.
Things that bring me joy and delight: laughing & crying at the same time, friends & family, physical & mental adventure, and traveling especially by car where no matter how far you go, eventually you must stop and Filler’ Up;-)
– Frank Horvat