Rhian Samuel - Moving Images (violin & piano)
Commissioned by Carol Nixon, and first performed by Elena Urioste and Tom Poster in October 2021, Moving Images consists of three pieces:
- Chasing Shadows
- Fallen Trees
- Rooks in the East Wind
The composer writes:
"In the outer two of these three pieces, reference is to 'movement' -- of shadows of living things in the first, of tumbling rooks in the strong east wind in the third. In the middle piece, the term is used differently: 'Fallen Trees' invokes poignancy and well as remorse for the consequences of climate change, referring to the damage inflicted on a woodland near Aberdyfi by the high winds of March 2018 which destroyed around 200 beautiful trees."