Always Quiet (2020)

Commissioned by Decibel New Music Ensemble in 2020 as part of the

“2 Minutes from Home” series with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.

Always Quiet explores a kind of depressive absurdity found in the state of stagnation brought about by the ongoing pandemic and resultant isolation. This short piece reflects the perceived unimportance resulting from a time when days seemed indistinct from one another and no one moment held any particular importance over the next.

for flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano and tape