AFTER THE CRASH
22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199 2 perc 188.8.131.52.1
15 February 2008, Duke's Hall, RAM, London. Pierre-André Valade, conductor
Score available here.
Standing by the edge of the M6 in Lancashire, waiting. Calm; not what I would have expected. The sequence of events circling my mind incessantly seems unreal, disconnected from me, as though from a half-remembered movie. The fluke of our unscathed survival is of too great a magnitude to grasp, so I watch the crash in my mind’s eye, again and again. A strange melancholy colours everything.