Gêmdis (2020), for solo E-flat clarinet and ensemble, has been released by Carl Rosman & Ensemble Musikfabrik (cond. Christian Eggen). The title ‘Gêmdis’ combines the Welsh words for ‘game’ and ‘dice’, and like a desperate gambler, the music keeps returning for another roll of the dice.
Gêmdis, for solo E-flat clarinet and ensemble, was recorded by Martin Pilger & Ensemble Musikfabrik in November, and is expected to be released shortly. Meanwhile, a solo version of the same piece and a violin and piano piece from last year – Datod – have been recorded live to video tape and are due to be released as part of the ensemble's Lockdown Tapes series very soon.
Double Double is a string quartet that was written for Hilary Browning (Associate Principal Cello, Liverpool Philharmonic) in 2017/8. This post tells of my journey through from the conceiving of ideas to the final performance in February 2020, which was recorded and is available to listen to on Soundcloud.