Live recording at Kirkos Blackout (2012), performed by Alexander Bernstein
Premiere: Performed by Máire Carroll at Kirkos Launch Concert, 17th April 2012, St Anne’s Dawson Street, Dublin.
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Undercurrents is the fourth piece in my Still Life series which I have been writing for solo piano.
In the way that a painter might focus in on certain objects, colours or techniques in a still life, I too have tried to limit the musical palette used here. The right hand plays a simple repetitive arpeggiac motif while the left hand moves about in constant interaction with it, creating a sense of movement, which I liken to the sounds of running water.
Photo by Nathy Coleman