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Dreams of Isolation

for Orchestra

Instrumentation,, 2Perc., Timp., Hp., Strings


c.9 Minutes

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?


Composition Insight 

Dreams of Isolation was written for and premiered by Sir Andrew Davies and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Described as “unique and original” (Sir Andrew Davis) the piece is a reflection on the transformative force of dreams with “haunting textures” and “impressive melodic writing” (The Art’s Desk).

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