Commissioned by ecat with funds provided by the Scottish Arts Council. First performed by Simon Smith and The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, October 2009.
"In 10 Miniatures, I wanted to explore the idea of transforming material in unusual ways. Each miniature is related to its predecessor. I have taken an idea or series of ideas, whether it is a chord, melodic fragment or rhythmic cell, and used it to form the starting point for the next movement. Each movement has its own title, ranging from Delicate and Fleeting to Bold and Ceremonial and Urgent and Rhythmical."