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Blue Work

...when expectation ends

for piano trio

Year:  2014

Year:  2014

Composer:   Leonie Holmes


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…when expectation ends

The well known quote below brings up a number of questions. For example:

Must “peace” mean “quiet”?

Can “inner peace” somehow co-exist along with changing everyday states such as anxiety, doubt, excitement or relaxation?

Is it possible to be engaged in energetic, noisy or strenuous activity, yet be in a state of inner peace?

How does one become free of expectations whilst still striving for a result?

This piece is a free-form exploration of these questions, as repeating musical material resolves in a number of different ways.

“Peace begins when expectations end” - Sri Chimnoy

Commissioned note

Commissioned by NZTrio.

Difficulty note

Suitable for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.

Contents note

Single movement.

Performance history

29 Oct 2014: Performed by NZTrio at City Gallery Wellington, in Wellington.

02 Nov 2014: Performed by NZTrio for the 2014 Loft Series at Q Theatre, in Auckland.