Workers Onion

for any combination of non-wind instruments



c. 7 minutes


Premiere: 2 February 2015
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Performed by the Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group

Program Note

This work for any combination of non-wind instruments responds to Louis Andriessen's Workers Union (1975). Andriessen's firm political leanings and their manifestations within his music were the most pertinent of influences on my piece. Whilst composing I discovered that my new local constituency (Cardiff North) was one of the most closely contested seats at the last general election and is likely to remain so in 2015. In light (and spite) of all this, Workers Onion is a piece about rate of change.