My favourite book is a dictionary; I always have one to hand. I dip in and out of it like a box of chocolates eager to read the description of a new word or even an old favourite. As you know the new piece I am currently working on is titled Cosmos and as I interpret the composer’s notes I wondered what my dictionary had to say about the title.

The New Collins Concise English Dictionary description is “1. the universe considered as an ordered system 2. any ordered system”. It occurs to me that my interpretation is to create an ordered system from an ordered system. I am creating a flow, a journey – something to savour and enjoy.

I want to take the audience on a voyage into another space. Into an area where they may not have thought of going. A place where their normal everyday lives would not reach without the intervention of another being.

As I move amongst my instruments I am always looking for that other place, that new sound that I have not discovered before. I hope my natural curiosity is shared by the audience when the time comes. In the meantime I would be very interested to hear from those of you who are excited by the idea of interpreting the cosmos and whatever form that may take.

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