Insert Coin Here (2010)

Will he be able to revive himself? Restore his confidence? Complete the game? <insert meaningless rhetorical question>


Insert coin in.

Premiered April 2010, by Zackery Wilson


Finalist, 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards


Finalist, 2011 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition


Winner, 1st Place in the College/University division

of the 2013 DSO/VOC Texas Young Composer Project (TYCP)


Duration: 6 minutes


Instrumentation: piano and fixed media


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In Insert Coin Here, we find an overconfident, diva-like pianist (is there any other kind?) try his hand(s) at a musical video game (read: not “Guitar Hero”). The game starts simple enough for the pianist as the music is presented in a straightforward manner.


However, as he progresses through the various “stages,” the music becomes increasingly difficult and, ultimately, too fast for the performer, at which point he is unable to continue.

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