Hi everyone! It’s really stormy today in Cornwall, and so far it’s been a day of howling wind, rain lashing at the windows, and power cuts! In other words, a perfect day for composing music at the piano!
I’ve realised just how much I’m inspired to compose music for people as well as finding the landscape stimulating. Combining the two is perfect! My track ‘For Edna’ and ‘Minnie’s Walk’ was composed for my wonderful Patron Edna, and ‘Initial Bond’ was written for my dad, as well as ‘Scenes from a Cornish Childhood’ which I composed for the Cornish artist Sheila Hicks on her 90th birthday.
Today I’m working on expanding my piece ‘The Veronica Song’ which I composed for my dear friend and colleague who played in my Classical Strings ensembles. I initially composed the music on piano and sent it to her in order to comfort her during her final days, then soon after this I arranged it for our Trio to play to her at her bedside. It was obviously hard to do but strangely beautiful. I’m now expanding the music to incorporate piano and strings and developing a new motif which represents her name.
I love rearranging music I’ve already created and seeing it evolve. As long as I have a melody I can add instruments and harmonies and take the music to another dimension. Thanks so much to you all for keeping me inspired and for supporting me. It means the world to me xxx