A recording of my piece 'lunch?' which was premiered in the Cambridge Music Festival by Huw Watkins, Joy Lisney and Scott Lygate.
The piece is inspired by the atmosphere, words and rhythms of Django Wylie's poem 'I want to buy you lunch':
sometimes I feel sad and i look
at your Facebook and then i feel
a strange combination of happy
and sad. i crack a grolsch and its
taste is one of melancholy and promise.
i think back to the times
i'd meet you after dark and the excitement
my drunken heart. i think
of rolling down hills
in hyde park and thinking
you were the mould
i'd force my life to fill.
i think of all the times
i'd insist on getting wine you'd correctly
never touch, and passing out fused and content.
all i wanted was to cook for you,
to call you
in the faint jaundiced murmur of the barely
morning and hear you say "maybe lunch?