The Baseball Story “It’s a piece about risk,” said Livingston. “You can’t drop the ball.” —Sports Illustrated This is the first line of Annie Gosfield’s piece written for Guy Livingston, premiered at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center in 1997. The score calls for 2 baseballs, and was written as part of a program conceived by Livingston called “Ten Thoughts on the Five Boroughs.” This brilliant composition exists in two versions: the original which lasts about 5 minutes,/more.../
George Antheil: Serpents
Press Quotes"The students watched spell-bound as Livingston rolled the balls back and forth over the keys and reached inside the piano to rake them across the strings."