Commissioned for Tim Williams and first performed on the 2nd February 2014 at the Islington Mill, Manchester by Tim.
Duration 5mins | Difficulty Professional | Scoring solo cimbalom
Three balls of tightly bound jasmine leaves sink in the steaming teapot.
As the water seeps in, like green tentacles, the leaves unravel.
They reach out,
the water freeing them of their caged sphere.
Until the shapes are lost entirely and as the tea is poured,
the long narrow leaves fuse together,
swimming freely at the bottom of the cup.
Full recording by Tim Williams with art by Louise Smith
Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score.
2nd Feb 2014 - Tim Williams, Islington Mill (Manchester)