Violin and Piano (1994)
BOLT was commissioned by Tom Bowes and Eleanor Alberga and receives its first performance at the 1997 Vale of Glamorgan Festival.
Despite my general preference for writing music which doesn’t rely on hefty development for its momentum, BOLT is entirely constructed from the opening repeated motif. It is something I’m not used to doing. It posed some very interesting problems for me and resulted in a piece which I personally hear as music trying to escape from an enclosed box. This again I find unusual – to be able to describe music in such a way.