Solo Piano (1994)
Carnal was composed in 1993 for Kate Ryder with financial support from Northern Arts.
Much of my music has involved pianos to some degree, there are pieces for two, four and six pianos and a series of short stark miniatures for the solo instrument. However CARNAL is one of the first extended works I have written for solo piano and breaks away from the somewhat introspective nature of the miniatures. It attempts, in some small way, to explore the harmonic implications of the ‘perfect cadence’ and how this might act as a starting point for a piece rather than merely a close down. The various sections of the piece approach this matter in different ways. CARNAL lasts approximately ten minutes.