Commission from the Park Lane Group to write a piece for violin & piano, to be premiered at their Young Artists Concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the death of Roberto Gerhard in May 2020 at St. James’ Piccadilly (London).
This concert has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic and, considering the nature of the event, it will not be rescheduled. Obviously this is very sad news indeed but, it does present a rare opportunity… for two musicians to claim the premiere of a piece without needing to make any contribution towards the commission fee or commissioning process. The sheet music for this piece is currently reduced to 99p(!) in the online shop, and it will stay that way until someone confirms a date for the premiere.
The new piece – Datod – is a musical exploration of controlled freedom. Like a helium balloon floating skyward, the music wanders untethered through the air. It drifts; it exists. But its direction is fixed and its demise is pre-destined.