In the Moment 2011
Awarded Royal Northern College of Music Gold Medal Award 2011
Written for Julian Clef and first performed on the 19th June 2011 in the Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall by Julian.
Duration 6mins | Difficulty Professional | Scoring solo piano
As the light fades and silence falls,
the complex map of dots and lines stare back fiercely.
You stop and close your eyes
until the heart ceases its pounding and breathing calms.
Only then does the mind stop its endless wandering.
The first note cuts through and the world changes.
Body, mind and sound suddenly fuse in perfect unity.
Time itself seems to freeze, as if it too is lost in sound.
Then the pages run out, like a fire without fuel.
The world begins to refocus,
and in an instant the moment is gone.
Full recording by Julian Clef
Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score.
5th March 2012 - Julian Clef, North West New Music Festival
19th June 2011 - Julian Clef, Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall