kindred

six movements

piano solo

Kindred (adjective):

1: of a similar nature or character : like a kindred spirit

2: of the same ancestry: kindred tribes

I am fascinated by the connection between performer and their instrument, and thought abstractly about the idea of a pianist and the piano as sharing a 'kindred-ness'. At the same time,  I had more time to practice the piano myself and decided to look at a collection Jean-Philippe Rameau's keyboard works. From this, I wanted my work to also have a kindred ancestry to the past, pairing them with particular short works by Rameau, whilst maintaining their own distinctive personality. 

This work is dedicated to pianist Jelena Makarova. 

1901 Arts Club, London