Cocaine Nights Project

At the moment I’m working on a twenty minute chamber piece which is intended to be a musical portrait of the novel Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard.  The idea is to extrapolate moods and themes from the book, and allow its narrative to influence the structure of the work.  Although it is impossible to directly represent the content of a novel in a piece of instrumental music, it is nevertheless interesting to see how it can generate different ways of thinking about musical material, and lead to all sorts of abstract parallels. The piece will be performed on Tuesday the 12th of May at RWCMD.  Further details to follow…