When the wind blows was written for Catherine Laws, and first performed at Peninsula Arts, Plymouth, 18th March 2009.
I dedicate this piece to my son, Magnus Yarra; I wrote it during our first months in Berlin. When the wind blows is a cut-up of the first movement of Webern’s Variations, op. 27 (1936).
For piano (and toys and audio)
CD needed for performance: WH31021CD
Duration: c. 4 minutes