Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk › Research
This talk introduced the issues underlying my newly composed work for solo piano, Blue Sounds for Piano (Commissioned by Tom Hicks with funds from the RVW and Ida Carroll Trusts). That work received its premiere by Hicks in Chicago that week. This piano piece explores the question as to whether it is possible to hear a colour, metaphorically speaking. The colour blue has a particular provenance within the Arts - in literature, in painting and in music. The piano piece explores the metaphorical resonances of this colour, drawing on the artistic work of Da Vinci, Klein, Gass, Jarman, Coltrane and many others.