Inja has been performed in Brussels, Corfu, Leicester, London, Sheffield and Vienna…
In 2016, my wife and I completed a residency at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS). During this time, we started to explore ways in which a melodic theme, initially performed on the piano, might be transformed using electroacoustic resources to produce series of variations. This piece takes one of these themes, initially created at CMMAS, and presents three new variations, interspersed with two noise-based interludes. In doing so, it offers an unambiguous exploration of theme and variation, and thus associates the formal arrangement of materials with music of past eras.
Inja was realized in 2017 at the composer’s studio in Sheffield (UK) and premiered on September 22, 2017 during a concert at the University of Greenwich in London (UK).