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.