Many people have asked me about previous UnCaged winners’ compositions. Fabian’s Toy Toccata was the winner of the 2nd UnCaged Toy Piano call, Virtuosity. Here are some notes on this piece:
Toy Toccata (in Black and White) is a short but intense piece for toy piano. Technically, the basic concept of the piece is the rapid alternation between white and black keys. On another level, the piece can be seen as a toy piano’s (attempted) rebellion against its own inherent cuteness and innocence.
The piece was not only the winner of the 2nd UnCaged Toy Piano, but it was also shortlisted for the 2010 Gaudeamus Prize. To view a preview of the score, check out Fabian’s website.