For small ensemble. In this piece, I wanted to take sounds that spoke of long standing tradition and re-contextualise them into a new framework. In this sense I wanted to create the new from the old (literally “new-sounds”), whilst also thinking about the development of early man. Throughout the piece there is a sense of ritual and spirituality, but violence is never far from the surface.
Premiered by Vaganza, Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, Manchester, Mar 2015.