David Eagle
David Eagle
Composition Date: 1989
Revision Date: 1989
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Tape
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Programme Note:

David Eagle

Polaris, 1989

Commissioned by:

“Polaris is the north pole star which never changes its position and thus has always acted as a guide and beacon for navigators. Polaris for piano and tape got its original impulse from the night sky, representing a window to the stars beyond and to our own unconscious dream existence within. In both senses, it evokes an exploration into the unknown.

“Musically it is also an exploration... My approach was to enhance gestural and expressive aspects in the tape part and create a polymorphous music that would allow the pianist flexibility to phrase gestures in relation to events on tape...”

Premiere Information:
Oct. 28, 1989, Hertz Hall, University of California (Berkeley); Rae Imamura, piano; Berkeley University Symphony, Marc Lowenstein, conductor.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 9101 E11po
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 22, 1990
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (10 p.) ;
    10 Pages
    Height: 39 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • For piano and tape.
    Photocopy; original in CMC Toronto.
    Duration: 10:00
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