In this piece, a lonely person, isolated in their home due to the coronavirus, alert searches for dialogue.
A distant response comes from within, or, perhaps, from without. The protagonist battles with uncertainty, finally letting out an anguished cry. A neighbour knocks on the door to offer comfort. It is evening and echoes of music from the windows and balconies of musicians around the world are offered up.
The protagonist confronts their anxiety, searching for an identity and finds solace in the music, that came to symbolize this period in many of our lives at this unsettling time.
Katrina Penman (London, 1982), studied flute at the Royal College of Music & Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.
She has performed at La Scala with conductors like Dudamel, Chailly and Harding, with the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Symphonica d’Italia under Lorin Maazel. Her compositions have won prizes and been premiered at the Galway Flute Festival and the Portuguese Flute Association.
Now she lives in Spain, performing with different orchestras and chamber ensembles.
- Website: www.katrinapenman.com