The composer writes “‘kinkh’ began as an improvisation, but over a period of months I gradually wrote down what I played until eventually it became a fully notated piece. I hope, however, that it retains some of the spontaneity of the original inspiration. ‘Kinkh’ is an invented word, and is meant to imply disjunct, irregular movement in its use of silence and rhythm.
First Performance: Composer, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, Dec 1985
The score contains a good deal of articulation, but accents during quiet passages should not be overly emphasized. The sostenuto pedal should be used in passages marked for ad.lib. pedalling.