Navigational view of South Foreland Point and the Kent Coast, 1840
for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Commissioned by Land’s End Ensemble
With this work, I focused on ink drawings completed in 1840 of Foreland Point and the Kent Coast in England. I acquired copies of these drawings on a recent trip to the UK, during summer 2016. I worked with elements from the drawings, such as proportion of measured sections and elevation, as the basis for developing musical materials, such as structure, pacing and range.