Date of composition: August 2018
Instrumentation: Any woodwind or brass instrument(s)
Duration: 3-5 minutes
Written in the Le Mas de Forsac and Castagnède, France
In August 2018, Simon Desbruslais and I travelled to three iconic locations in East Yorkshire to record three performances of ‘Elegy for a Resonant Space’: a cave at the North Landing beach on Flamborough Head; the Spurn Point Lighthouse; and an underpass underneath the Humber Bridge. Each has a unique and interesting acoustic, which is an imprint of its natural location but is also an inspirational quality for the performer.
In this piece, the performer plays with the acoustic and not just in it.