LAMENT FOR THE UNION
This project began as an exploration of the timbre of the oboe, of piobaireachd, and how these can be used expressively in collaborative free improvisation. It considered how best to communicate compositional intent to performers and how to develop a shared identity in a new free improvising collaboration. It has become an interesting exercise in the expression of sonic intent through visual art. The original score is an A1 watercolour with ink overlay.
Writing Lament for the Union
This video explains the inspiration and process behind the composition