Selected Works

ICARUS

Composition date:  2001

Instrumentation: clarinet and electronics

Length: 13 minutes

Funding credit:  Jeanne Davis and Gareth Davis

Premiere:

Date: February 2001

Venue: Trinity College of Music, London

Performers: Gareth Davis and the composer

Piece Description: 

Icarus is the boy who flew too close to the sun. A story that connects with an ancient dream: soaring in the sky, flying free.

While composing this piece, I had two images in mind: early footage of attempts at powered flight in machines of great delicacy - and hang-gliding enthusiasts wheeling and diving over a cliff - like the seabirds that surrounded them.

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