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Inner World was written for and is dedicated to cellist David Pereira. When a great musician performs, one is not just witnessing the dutiful reproduction of a series of notes but rather the intimate relationship between a craftsman and his instrument. Every sound is carved from the string, hair and wood with loving care. My aim in Inner World is to focus on this amazing symbiosis and to create a sound world that tries to reflect some of the internal processes involved in a truly musical performance. The sounds that accompany the solo cello are derived entirely from a recording of David playing the cello. The performer is not only live, but also surrounded by his own creation: dissected, crystallized, modified and re-arranged. The cello is not only an instrument of natural materials but also an enveloping shroud of sound – a hall of mirrors in which artifice and reality collide and in which the sounds we hear may be no more than a product of the performer’s own imagination. Inner World was commissioned by 2MBS-FM Radio with financial assistance from the Performing Arts Board of the Australian Council.
‘Evocative, ecstatic, heartfelt’
The Independent on Sunday (Michael White), 9 November 1997