The Open Door (1997)
Chamber orchestra (20’)
Performed by North Nottingham Youth Chamber Orchestra, at Djangoly Hall and the Congregational Hall, Nottingham in 1997.
After leaving university I co-formed, with 4 fellow Contemporary Arts graduates, Nottingham Composers, — Chris Johnson, Stephanie Smith, Matt Cambridge and Steve Dalton — who put on concerts of our own work, gaining funding and working with local orchestras.
For the concert Twister, for which I composed The Open Door, we gathered together a chamber orchestra of children and adults, forming the North Nottingham Youth Chamber Orchestra. We conducted our own pieces.
The 3-movement The Open Door depicts a crisis for humanity – the old order clashing with the new, with finally the beginnings of a transformed world emerging.
Score on request