On the Other Shore by Charlotte Bray for solo cello.

This work was composed in 2015 and first performed on 23 September 2015 at Kings Place in London by Tim Gill.

Commissioned by London Sinfonietta as part of the Sinfonietta Shorts series.

Programme Notes

The title On The Other Shore represents an idea explored through the piece of observing something from afar whilst not able to get close to it. As if suspended between two worlds, perhaps a metaphor for two souls searching for one another. At times the melody is like a beacon, strongly calling for the other to join. This is contrasted by a softer, intimate, hazy presence.

Resonating with my ideas, Anish Kapoor writes about how the relationship between individual beings is revealed in relation to his work My Body, Your Body (1993), which “responds to the dialects of presence and absence, to the dialogue between the I and the other between emitter and receptor”. 

© Charlotte Bray

Performance Notes

String indications, bowing and fingering marks are suggestions only.

Duration: 3 minutes