where cobalt waves live

for solo piano

where cobalt waves live treats the entire register of the piano as if it were a vast ocean of fluidity and force. Wave-type figures are distinguished by their unique rhythmic patterns and registral timbres, and their motions can nestle, curl, and crest within each other or co-exist independently. The exploration of the piece through these wave-types lead toward, what is thought of as, a state of rich cobalt-blue water, hidden deep within this pianistic ocean

 

Commissioned by Lyric FM for The Dublin International Piano Competition 2018

 

Look at an excerpt from the score here