Programme Note

Scriabin’s 10th Piano Sonata is sometimes known as the ‘Insect Sonata’ due to the many trills that characterise the piece, giving the effect of buzzing. Insects is intended as a homage to that piece. It starts with original material composed by me before gradually working towards a quotation and paraphrase of the Scriabin. The quotation is of a passage that doesn’t involve trills, but a short insectile coda makes up for lost time. Insects was originally written as an unaccompanied movement in my Piano Concerto, and was slightly reworked for the current version.

Year: 2022
Duration: 4′
Instrumentation: Piano