Susenyos (Solo Piano)

Solo jazz piano. Erratic, playful opening chords, a dramatic section exploring the range of the piano and deep, stomping chords before an East African-style jazz solo. Moves to Gymnopédie-like lyrical beauty before a dynamic minimalist section. Alternates fluidly between these varying styles, creating a multi-hued collage of moods. Surprising, playful, dramatic and sophisticated, would suit an old-style silent film or a confusing onscreen tug ‘o’ war of emotions.

Full band version also available.

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Horizon Venture Theme

Varied and cascading piano and live string section swirl into a vortex of questions and answers, unifying in a positive crescendo around 1:00, then launching into a series of dynamic sections, before a serene unified ending. Sophisticated and masterfully arranged – I’d imagine Pina Bausch choreographing something to this.

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Raggy Piano

Sparse tragic solo piano, desolate, empty, sad and grief stricken, with a hint of the Middle East. If you were going to have a soundtrack to the devastation and carnage left behind by war, this would be it.

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KMH_Part_3

Dramatic waves of rippling piano moving between positive and uncertain. Delicate and undulating, vulnerable and jarring.

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KMH_Part_2

Sparse, positive and beautiful. A bit like heavy rain dropping sporadically in a sunny forest. At 1:10 there is a sidestep into complexity and uncertainty, a bit like you’ve taken the dark path in said forest, wending your way to who knows where…

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