“Balancing on the Edge of Shadows” is a work for violin and piano that was commissioned by violinist Audrey Wright. Composed in early 2020, it has been beautifully recorded by Audrey and pianist Yundu Wang. I am excitingly anticipating the Navona Records release of Audrey’s album THINGS IN PAIRS with Yundu which will include the premiere recording of this work.
This video is a very brief excerpt of my piece from Audrey’s (fully funded) Kickstarter album campaign video.
The times in which I live always seeps into the music, so I write from those emotions, rather than conceptually. As I began writing this piece and followed through the journey into the music, it took on a life of its own within the emotional logic of the music. It evolved to be quite beautiful, mysterious, with delicate subtlety. There is also an element of suspense, as if balancing on an edge between dark and light –aware of an ominous potential of darkness. – RW