Spiral is written for two violins.
This 'miniature' composition was written during lockdown and was inspired by lockdown; by memories of open spaces and the 'new reality' of confined spaces.
The confined spaces of the spiral structure of sea-shells; the spirals of coral found deep in the ocean. The open spaces of the steely-blue sea on cold crisp winter days and the spirals of seagulls as they descend and rise on the air currents.
The music explores the confined spaces between the melodic phrases, harmonies, and the notes as they 'float' and 'spiral' weaving between the two violins.
(The audio was created electronically using notation software.)
Spiral was played during Radio Cornwall's Virtual Festival on Sunday 30th August 2020.