Energy is also important by Robert Coleman performed by the Residentie Orkest

Live recording performed by the Residentie Orkest and conducted by Antony Hermus.

Instrumentation: 3d1, 3, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1, 2 perc, str

Type: orchestral

Year: 2018

Premiere: Performed by the Residentie Orkest, conducted by Antony Hermus, 19th October 2018, Zuiderstrandtheatre, Den Haag.

Duration: 1’30

Energy is also important is an orchestral miniature written for the the Residentie Orkest. For this piece I was inspired by Charlie, the doorman at the construction site for the OCC, the Hague. He spoke to me of life working on the site but also of his past and most unexpectedly, doing service in the Lebanon. This piece aims to evoke his positivity and enthusiasm while also quietly reflecting on the realities of life. It uses his words “I see the stars, I'm there again”, which references how the night sky takes him back to his time in war.