The Stillness of Waves
Sonata for Flute & Piano
During the lock-down in the Great Pandemonium of 2020, Carla and I went most mornings to the beach to walk, talk, and swim in the ocean.
...or, I would sit and meditate, occasionally looking at the waves - moving, rolling, yet within the constant flux of being, utterly still. This became the driving energy of the work.
Many thanks to Judith Nielsen, who, in an indirect way, made the creation of this work feasible, and to my Carla T, for her long and patient support in making this work not only meaningful, but even flautistical!
First draft: 8th - 31st May, 2020
Second draft: 1st - 11th June
Revised: July, 2020
Short piece for Flute & Piano
At some point in the creation of the Sonata (above) Carla suggested a short version, that could be used by students, a short 'condensed' version......... behold, Waves came into being. It provided a useful thing to do, to solve some of the issues of phrasing and performance in the bigger Sonata.
29th Aug, 2020