January 2015: Rohan de Saram (cello) and Will Sleath (flute) premièred my new work 'Fragilities' as part of an exciting programme of contemporary works on 27th November 2014 at Falmouth University. A second performance followed a day later at 'The Exchange', Penzance. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. A studio recording is now in preparation.
The work's title reflects its preoccupation with the fragilities and ambiguities of sound: sounds isolated by silence; sounds on the borders of silence; tones on the borders of noise; sounds growing from and dying to nothing; the suggestions and fragmentation of theme, ambiguities of tempo and pulse. The commission was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Britten-Pears Foundation.