A Memory Palace is a technique for memorizing long lists of names or places by associating each list item with an object in your imaginary “memory palace”. This is derived from the method of loci developed in ancient Greece and Rome. Many composers have been inspired by this technique and have written pieces with this title. In this episode, we feature these pieces.
Memory Palace, by Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Brown, flute; Greg Hesselink, cello; Margaret Kampmeier, piano
Memory Palace, by Michael Small
String Quartet in F Major, by Maurice Ravel
Helix Spirals, mvt. I Loci, Memory Palace, by Augusta Reed Thomas
Memory Palace, mvts. I Harriman and III Foxhurst, by Chris Cerrone
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion; Jennifer Koh, violin; Shai Wosner, piano