March 24th, 2012
False Promises is a piece I composed in 2007, and which has been dear to my heart ever since because it was performed to a composition class by professional musicians; for once, I found that other people actually liked the music I composed. It describes a particular aspect of my relationship with my father, and therefore has added poignancy for me at the moment… I had been toying with the idea of posting it ever since he passed away, and after having a chat with a friend earlier today about the frustrations of people never hearing my compositions, I’ve decided to do so. The programme notes feel too personal for me to post publicly, but I don’t mind sharing them privately if anyone wants to know more about the story the music is telling.
March 3rd, 2012
I’m omitting some details, hospital visits and events from this for privacy reasons, and to avoid making it even more tedious to read than it probably already is. Some of the details I’ve omitted are important, but… there’s only so much I want to share with a blog the whole world can see.
Tuesday 14 February, 5:04am
I receive a text message from my father to say he’s in North Middlesex Hospital with fractured limbs, and that he needs my help. It sounds serious, but I keep an open mind.