for violin & piano
Composed at a time when the composer fell in love with the writings of Rabindranath Tagore. A single line from the Bengali poet: ‘What is this unseen flame of darkness whose sparks are the stars?’ merged in her mind’s eye with a choreography for a solo female dancer who is the flame; at first she awakes and stretches; the embers glow before the flickering of a flame catches on in a wild, capricious dance.
violin & piano
DATE OF COMPOSITION
14 February 2000 (World Premiere) Miwako Abe violin / Roy Howat piano
Chapman Hall, Roehampton Institute, London.
2000 (Australian premiere) Miwako Abe (violin) / Roy Howat (piano)
School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2000 Carolyn Lam violin / Wendy Hiscocks piano
Arnhem Gallery, Fairfield Halls, Croydon as part of Millennium Music Day
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Australia House, London (The Piano Trio Society & Australian High Commission)
2001 (Spanish Premiere) Josep Ferrando violin / Laura Nogueras piano
Sala vidal alcover, Tarragona, Spain
Academia de Belles Arts Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
2002 Carolyn Lam violin / Wendy Hiscocks piano
Church of the Epiphany, Crafers, Adelaide, Australia.
2003 (German premiere) Anna Robinova violon / Vladimir Stoupel piano
Das Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Germany
Rabindranath Tagore c.1925