Why's the Grass Gotta Be Blue?

Programme Note:

“If you looked at my iPod, you would get a trip out of all the different music, from the real heavy metal to bluegrass to classical.” - Eric Close
 

  • Does the way we listen to music change our perception?

  • What techniques from bluegrass relate to contemporary music?

  • Can I imitate the sound of a record player?

  • Why am I so drawn to this style of performing?

  • What are the most important elements of Bluegrass?

Alexander... why?

Coram Boy

Dreams of Isolation

Programme Note:

 

“I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.” - Winnie-the-Pooh

  • What does it mean to truly be alone?

  • Is dreaming inner Isolation?

  • Does Isolation take away a sense of time?

  • How does one's Dreams change in Isolation?

  • Can Isolation be freeing?

  • Are we alone in our Dreams?

Night Music

Programme Note:

 

“I never created new theories in advance, I hated such ideas. I had, of course, a very definite feeling about certain direction to take…” - Bartók

  • What is the music of the Night?

  • How does the Night impact on my emotional state?

  • How can the dark ever-evolving landscape be translated into “Night Music”?

  • Is there a longing for sunrise?

  • Are my feelings towards the Night more of an emotional impulse to my personal life?

Rothko Room

Programme Note:

 

"A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience” - Mark Rothko

  • Can the experience of the Rothko Room at the Tate Modern be conveyed in music?

  • What does the two fields of colour mean in music?

  • Where does our perception of the paintings change in relation to distance?

  • Is there a structural journey within the paintings?

  • Why do these paintings in gulf ones sensory experience?

  • How can the detailed brush strokes be translated into music?

Cave

Programme Note:

 

"Cave is a vast cluster of cuboid voids with irregular facets, angles one to another." - Anthony Gormley

 

  • How do the 'Cuboid Voids' exist as a piece of music?

  • Can the consistent use of metal in the cave be translated to the musical DNA of the composition?

  • How can the music travel like the jouney through 'Cave'?

  • Does the layout of the cave have merits to be used as a structure for a musical composition?

  • Could the Piano itself relate to the materials used in 'Cave?

  • What happenns musically when the 'irregular angles' collide?