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Knife's Edge

for solo viola

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  4m 40s

Year:  2017
Duration:  4m 40s

Richard Paull

Composer:   Richard Paull

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Richard Paull: Knife's Edge...

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How do we experience Music? As a 'mode of relaxation' as the layman has often claimed it to be? For a performer, music can be a 3 hour struggle in a battlefield where it seems the only goal is to survive the rehearsal. This piece, inspired by worrying and stressful times with a touring orchestra within the mercy of a harsh conductor, replicates the feelings of anxiety and frustration through the sounds of music and Viola performance, therefore making use of the idea of constantly being on a 'Knife's Edge'.