All at Sea by Charlotte Bray for solo piano.

This work was first performed on 7 January 2013 at the Purcell Room, London, by Joseph Houston. Commissioned by the Park Lane Group for Joseph Houston.

Programme Notes

All at Sea is perfectly still and shimmering, the surface movement of the music disguising its static nature. Through direct and subtly varied repetition the music constantly disorientates the listener: we think we have arrived somewhere new, but quickly realise that we are hearing the same music, minutely altered. The music is a paradox: the listener is confronted with familiarity and the unknown simultaneously, resulting in an unsettling, circling journey.

© Charlotte Bray

Performance Notes

Pedalling is a suggestion only. Where a grace note appears at a pedal change, the change should be made after the grace note.

Duration: 3 minutes