The concept behind this piece was loosely based on Tim Burton’s The Night before Christmas (1993), one of my all time favourite films. Particularly the image of a cove with numerous doors that contained different worlds behind them. Therefore, I decided that each ‘bar’ would have a different characterisation and emphasise different areas of the ensemble. This was a refreshing and challenging way of working but rewarding in the process, and ultimately in the outcome.
Written for CoMA London, who gave the first performance at Blackheath Concert Halls on 19th March 2019.
Second performance by the Apollo Consort at St. Alfege’s Church, Blackheath on 14th November 2019.
Each player moves at their own pace
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