Eileen Sauer
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 Mission

Empower artists to transcend convention and share with audiences their full range of expression.

History

Pianist with a tech background living in Jersey City, NJ who has been composing since 1981. I was a piano student of Mlle. Yvonne Combe of the French School of Music in Plainfield, NJ from 1972 - 1982, and part of an unusual musical lineage through her that includes Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Ravel, and more. As a child I played in Carnegie Recital Hall nine times.

As of spring 2016, I am enrolled in Juilliard's evening division for music composition. At Juilliard I am expanding my norizons from just piano into string and wind instruments.

Things People Have Said

Comments from music majors and music teachers:
  • "You are literally creating a whole new language"
  • "Did Liszt write that?" (music teacher who heard Thelxiepeia's Lament). Other guesses: Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Prokofiev.
  • "The manipulation of harmony is very skillful in your piece, and very impressive... it’s a kind of manipulation of harmonic expectation where the harmonies themselves are fairly clear but their relationship to each other is ambiguous and full of instability. It’s fun! Brava!" (comment from Juilliard professor on the second half of Pandora's Box starting from measure 61)
  • "I found some pieces I would love to play at my recitals and my piano exam this autumn (conservatory)."

Recent / Showcase

2015 - on
  • 100 Slices of Pi - this continues from digits 51 - 150, and is in C minor this time.
  • Juilliard Spring 2016
    • Exercise 1: Saoirse (violin and piano)
    • Exercise 2: Cidered in Vienna (violin and viola)
    • Exercise 3: Echo and Narcissus (violin, cello, and piano)
    • Exercise 4: Ragweed Woogie (piano)
  • The Moth and The Spider - the new high water mark
  • A Fevered Lullaby
  • Solfege Project
    • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 Allegro (1st movement)
    • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 Allegro (3rd movement)
    • E.S. Posthumus - Arise
    • Georgia On My Mind
Vintage 2014 Haunted Dreams Series

Completed six-part story arc about the Sirens of Greek mythology Peripathetique (1995 - 1997)

Other Works

Science / Math Series (2012 / 2016)

  • 50 Slices of Pi
  • 100 Slices of Pi (up to 150)
Sherlock de Souza (2009)

Trinkets Series (2005)

  • 01 - Reflections
  • 02 - Gaela
  • 03 - Reverie
  • 04 - Muirland
  • 05 - Triana (2005/2014)
  • 06 - Steampunk Music Box (2005/2014)
  • 07 - Arietta (three hands, looping track)
  • 08 - Complaints (unfinished)
  • 09 - Musette (unfinished)
  • 10 - Farewell
  • 11 - Sparkling Brook (unfinished)
  • 12 - Swirling Mist (unfinished)
  • 13 - Pandora's Box (Thelxiepeia's Revenge) (2005/2014)
  • 14 - La Luna (unfinished)
  • 15 - Triple Espresso (unfinished)

Metamorph Series (2006 - 2007)

  • 01 - Wisp Willow (unfinished - officially trashed for now)
  • 02 - Standard, composer: B. Chinn, rendition: Eileen
  • 03 - Namaste (unfinished)
  • 04 - Short Journey
  • 05 - Spinning
  • 06 - Gninnips
  • 07 - C5
  • 08 - Penta Up Energy (aka Take That, Brubeck!)
  • 09 - Maia (unfinished)
Backing Tracks (2004 - 2007)

  • 01 - Sunrise (looping track, part of the Trinkets Series)
  • 02 - Mystery (looping track, part of the Trinkets Series)
  • 03 - Arietta (looping track)
  • 04 - Gypsy
  • 05 - Twisted Standard
Garageband (2004)

These were written when Garageband first came out and we were experimenting with it.
  • 01 - Dolly (looping track)
  • 02 - Mellowdious (looping track)
  • 03 - French Bistro (unfinished)
  • 04 - Gypsy
  • 05 - I Spy (looping track)
Early Works (1981 - 1997)

  • 01 - Untitled Snippet A, 1981 / Snowflakes (completed 2008)
  • 02 - Untitled Snippet B, 1981
  • 03 - Untitled Snippet, around 1985 / Elasticity of Time (completed 2012)
  • 04 - Untitled Snippet, around 1989
  • 05 - Rosie, around 1990
  • 06 - Untitled Middle Snippet, around 1991
  • 07 - Untitled Snippet, around 1993
  • 08 - Peripathetique, written from 1995 - 1997



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