…same strand…

Posted on September 30th, 2012 by


Sadie Harrison-Same Strand (September 2012)

Workshop recording: Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1698) London 30-09-2012

The composer notes: ‘A sleepless night…and a little piece to show for it…after your gentle ‘Same Strand’. All is self-explanatory.'(30th September 2012)

This piece responds to an old drawing of mine, made on an iron-cold late december morning, by the Sound, with Sweden all but invisible in the freezing mist. I was not by myself, but something happened-a moment of recognition, that this rocky, wrack-clogged beach, the heave of the water, was in some way, home. It took me years to show anyone the drawing, and Sadie has seized on the emotion, the particular malincolia that seized me, and given it voice. I recognise, painfully even, the lyricsim that she has heard. This is what composers can do-hear the truths which we neglect or ignore.

After Peter Sheppard Skaerved ‘Same Strand’:

‘same strand’. Humlebaek, Sjaelland-Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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