The Open Door

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