Halo (1999)

From Darkness – To blinding shine – Calm and settled glow
The inspiration for this suite came from a beautiful halo which had formed around the moon one summer’s night. Exploring a range of techniques for achieving harmonics on the piano, the piece describes a hypothetical life of a halo. The first movement sees its birth from darkness, in the second the full strength of light is evoked through rapid repetitive figures, and the extreme registers of the piano; and the final movement portrays a mature and settled halo.  
First Performance: Dobrinka Tabakova, 19th January 2000, QEH Foyer, part of the PLG series

Duration: c. 10’


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Tabakova- Halo (1999)
Playing: section of Calm and settled glow
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