Chamber work for bass clarinet quartet
I have a vivid memory of hiding behind the family sofa at the age of 4, while “watching” Doctor Who. The word Downwarp reminded me of this experience, sounding like something out of a science fiction film, even though this has nothing in common with the original definition. It originates in geology, where it describes a surface depression in the Earth’s crust, but still offers an image of a certain situation, which I cannot eliminate from my thinking.
This is a work about nostalgia and the slight melancholy I experience when recalling points in my childhood.
Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (no conductor)
Duration 6 minutes
Instrumentation Bass clarinet [4 players]
Performances of this work
- Nocturne & Sunrise, by Eddie McGuire
- Meditation on Da Day Dawn, by Katherine Wren
- Carry His Relics, by Gemma McGregor
- Musical Postcards from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra players
- New album - prismatic - released 24th June
- Gillian Walker Commissioned by Live Music Now