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The idea for this piece began with the Portuguese word "sono" which describes the felling of wanting to go to sleep - but in a mental rather than a physical way. In the case of this piece, the desire for sleep is inspired by wanting to rejoin a dream - and in my experience, it is always impossible to do this once having woken up.
The trio begins with an impassioned even which soon disappears, leaving the piano alone to dream about it - and you will hear a repeating note emerge which sits throughout the music, representing the real world lingering in the background. Around this note, the dream wander, in chords and gestures on the piano, and in deep breaths and ascending melodies on the strings, which never quite seem to arrive at thier destination.
Victoria Kelly Notes taken from The NZTrio - Spark, Morrison Music Trust MMT2066
Commissioned by the Turnovsky Trio
17 Mar 2000: Performed by the Turnovsky Trio; St Andrew's on The Terrace in Wellington
03 Aug 2008: Prodigal Songs
24 Nov 2009: Radio NZ Concert: NZTrio
Featuring: Radio New Zealand Concert
16 Jan 2010: NZTrio in Queenstown
01 May 2011: NZTrio Kiwi Sampler
17 Mar 2012: Dreamscapes - NZTrio
17 Apr 2012: New Zealand in L.A.
27 May 2012: NZ Music Month: Woven Strands - NZTrio
25 Sep 2018: NZTrio | Braid
Performed by the Turnovsky Trio
Performed by the NZTrio