's the man in the wind and the west moon
was composed for Solo Harp in 2013, having been commissioned by The Tanza Trust.
The piece takes its title from a line in a Dylan Thomas poem named 'And death shall have no dominion'. The four sections of the work see shifting harmonies throughout, with the first section repeating but also changing ever so subtly. The unique thing about the piece is that each section is dynamically different, but is left open to interpretation by the player.
The man in the wind and the west moon was first performed on the 2nd of June 2014 at Milton Court Concert Hall in London by Alex Rider. The piece lasts around 7 minutes, and the bottom C and D strings should be tuned to C# and D# respectively.