Open to Infinity: A Grain of Sand (2015)

Programme note:

Open to Infinity: A Grain of Sand was written as a 90th birthday present for Pierre Boulez. Reflecting on his mastery of the finest details in his own composition, I was inspired by the possibility of creating an expansive world from the smallest grain of musical material. I found this notion crystallised in William Blake’s poem Auguries of Innocence:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour

      Open to Infinity: a Grain of Sand