Glimpse : for two pianos
by Nicole Murphy (2021)
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Glimpse takes inspiration from a scene described in Zadie Smith's collection of essays, Intimations. In Smith's musings, written during the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown, she recounts time spent observing a tulip amid a relentless cityscape. On reflection, she describes this moment as a glimpse or preview of the sudden slowing of the pace of life during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Glimpse reflects this transition from motion to stillness, with the slower pace revealing thoughts and ideas that were always present, but previously concealed beneath the constant activity.
Instrumentation: 2 pianos.
Duration: 6 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Momentum Commissions.. Commissioned as part of the Australian Music Centre's Momentum III Sue-W Covid-19 special commissions project. These commissions were generously sponsored by Mrs Sue Willgoss and Associate Professor Richard Willgoss.
- Inspired by: COVID-19 Pandemic
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