duration: 6 minutes
premiere: by The Score Collective, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, June 2021
Conductor - Sam Weller
The impetus for this piece was to write music not worrying at all what ‘others might think’. ‘’Write whatever you please, whatever you like…’’ might seem an obvious motivation to many, yet knowing my own struggle with self-criticism over the years, this was a much-needed breakthrough to experience, and to my discovery, a pleasing musical expression indeed. Graduation Music celebrates the event of a graduation, completing an important chapter in life. Great tribute is paid to the minimalist composers, whose music has inspired and accompanied me on the way.