Memory (2002)
The Rathbun-Rivera Duo
Marla Rathbun - Violin
Maria Rivera White - Piano

Memory for Violin and Piano is in 12 contiguous movements. The movements contain from 1 to 12 short musical episodes, each followed by a rest. There are 29 musical episodes altogether. Both the violin and piano parts play the same episodes (different versions to accommodate each instrument) in each of the 12 movements, but reversed in time to each other. The 29 episodes are distributed throughout the 12 movements so we continuously hear repetitions and varied repetitions of the same music by both instruments, thus the title, Memory. Included in the score are several musical excerpts borrowed from well-known violin works of the 20th century including music by Debussy, Carter, and Ives.