by Bruce Stark
After spending all of my adult life in large cities (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo), in 2013 I moved to the lovely town of Redmond, Washington. Urban Nocturnes was composed in October of 2014 for a commission from the prodigiously talented and imaginative German pianist Kai Schumacher. The title is perhaps misleading; it is a one-movement piece inspired by the diverse qualities of an urban night, and unfolds with a series of brief scenes, each distinct in character.
— Bruce Stark