Fragment is an adaption of a piano duet
originally composed to commemorate the retirement occasion of the
composer's first piano teacher, Peter Williams. At the time of its
composition, Psathas was engaged in writing his double concerto for
percussion, piano and orchestra, View From Olympus,
and in mood and musical material, Fragment is
related to the second movement of that work.
This version, for
marimba and vibraphone, was arranged by percussionist Jeremy Fitzsimons
first performed the work with Kristie Ibrahim, together as Double
Lateral, in the Ilott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New
Zealand on 2 October 2005.