Primum Non Nocere (2017-present) Primum Non Nocere is an ongoing project for two pianists and multimedia, commissioned by piano duo HereNowHear. Borrowing its name from the Hippocratic Oath, each movement of Primum Non Nocere creates scenarios in which the performer must approach the piano in an unconventional way, confronting them with the limitations of both the piano and of their own bodies. Through extended techniques and use of video, the pianists are asked to be, at different times, doctor, caregiver, and patient as they navigate their relationship to the piano.
Four movements were premiered by HereNowHear in April 2019 as part of Kettle Corn New Music. Further movements are forthcoming. The following movements are currently available for performance.
Dyspnea for piano four-hands (7'30") Diagnostic Etude No. 1 for piano and video (5'00") Diagnostic Etude No. 2 for piano and video (3'00")