For solo Piano, flexibly scored Ensemble and live electronics. Composed and published 2015. Duration: 15'.
Night Music is the second instalment in a cycle of works called collectively 'Shadows of Destruction'. The cycle responds to images drawn from collections in the Imperial War Museum, with a particular focus on the effects of the aerial campaign in World War II as recorded by RAF cameras.
The work is in three parts:
Part 1 - 'Flowing'
Part 2 - 'Machine song'
Part 3 - 'Night toccata'
Premiere: 12 February 2015, Brighton Science Festival ('Music for Curious Minds' series), All Saints Church, Hove, by Joseph Houston (Piano) and University of Sussex Symphony Orchestra.
Commissioned by Norman Jacobs, artistic director of Music Of Our Time, with funding support from The RVW Trust.