Piano Sonata by EricMalmquist published on 2013-06-27T22:18:04Z PERFORMED BY LUKE GULLICKSON Unlike my most of my work, this is a piece of music that isn't about Byzantines, Romans, or any other bit of history. Every once in a while, I like to write a piece that captures a mood, crystalizes a moment in time and examines it, looking backwards from it and ahead, trying to slow it down and grasp hold before it drifts away. I didn't really set out to write a piano sonata, but when I had finished a movement and decided to call it that, I avoided any classical idioms besides three linked movements. I wrote the motive, which shows up in various guises throughout the work, in the late 1990's while I was in high school in my hometown of Morris, Illinois. I think I have the manuscript somewhere, still.