Commissioned by Pianospheres
for Vicki Ray
Premiered at Zipper Hall on November 15, 2011
LA Times: “Another work feeding on the attraction of opposites, Daniel Corral’s commanding “Sigils,” with its tension and symbiosis of seeming contradictions, was the recital’s strongest piece. “Sigils” boasts a fascinating — and somewhat split — personality, with its mixtures of rhythmic data-dancing systems and more visceral, clustered fistfuls-of-notes, hazy keyboard cloud activity, and a deceptive “resolving chord” (with a flatted second in the bass).