Like most composers, my inspiration comes from multiple sources. Shostakovich’s 2nd movement of his 8th String quartet remains one of my favourite String Quartet pieces of all time. The structure of the piece for strings is highly energetic and has unique quality
Drawing on this energy and re-interpreting it through my eyes gave, birth to my Orpheus 5. Unlike Shostakovich, my piece is not a political statement, rather it is a celebration of contemporary chamber music.
I continue my journey into dissonance with Orpheus 5, with very brief excursion into conventional diatonicism. The piece is divided into 3 movements, the first being allegro, imparting energy and movement. The second is an adagio, though any ideas of Pachobel’s canon should be immediately disbanded. The third returns to an allegro, finishing off the piece.