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I first met Kerenza in October 2012 at the premiere of a work I had written for piano called The Calm, The Storm. Kerenza mentioned that she played regularly with London-based string groups and asked whether I would be interested in writing a piece for violin and strings. I agreed and the following week set about composing some ideas. My initial sketch was a combination of a flowing violin melody combined with syncopated string arpeggios which gave it an airborne feel. This short idea became the opening of the first movement of Flight.

It was important to both of us that I didn’t simply present the final piece as completed manuscript; she needed to be involved from the outset. So we met regularly to review sections that I had written and I had the opportunity to discover what Kerenza preferred musically, which helped ensure that the piece was specifically suited to her sound. Tailoring a piece for a musician gives an added depth when the work is performed. Movement by movement the work grew until the five movements were formed by Spring 2013.

from notes by Oliver Davis © 2014


Davis: Flight
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