The Copy and The Original (2019)

Instrumentation
Baroque Violin and Modern Violin

Duration
10 min

Commissioned By
Killaloe Chamber Music Festival

About The Work
The Copy and The Original is a work which explores the different colours of the Baroque Violin and the Modern Violin. In the piece we hear the two instruments blend together in a number of different ways, at times blurring the line between the colours of the two instruments and their different tunings. Continuously-emerging patterns, which echo between the two performers, flow out of the two violins. Dalcroze-inspired physical movements allow us to visually be aware of what is happening in the music. Dedicated to Dalcroze specialist Diane Daly, and Claire Duff. Note: Baroque Violin (415 Hz) and Modern Violin (440 Hz).


String Trio "Flow" (2018)

Instrumentation
String Trio

Duration
15 min

Commissioned By
Aoife Burke, Spotlight Chamber Music Series, Triskel Arts Centre Cork

About The Work
This piece aims to create a trance-like experience for the performers, to set up that space which we often call the zone, where magic is born in the air.


"Freakshow" (2016)

Instrumentation
Piano Trio

Duration
10 min

Commissioned By
Gregynog Festival, The Fidelio Trio

About The Work
Inspired by The Circus of Rats at Fron-Goch internment camp, this set of seven miniatures is dedicated to the stars of the "Freakshow”. Traditionally, this type of show exhibited biological rarities, referred to as freaks of nature. In contrast, this work celebrates the remarkable abilities and personalities of these extraordinary people.


Pause (2016)

Instrumentation
String Quartet and Slowed-Down Irish Fiddle

Duration
10 min

Commissioned By
Ortús Chamber Music Festival

About The Work
Pause is a meditative work in which a live classical String Quartet interacts with a recorded traditional Irish Fiddle slowed-down by 800%. Commissioned by Ortús Chamber Music Festival, the work was written to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and it is dedicated to Thomas Kent who executed during the aftermath of The Rising. The haunting slowed-down Irish tune heard in the work is The Foggy Dew, played from a laptop during the performance and originally performed by Mairéad Hickey. The audience are invited to hum for the end of the piece. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.