Barcarole (1992)

“Wrought, and very effective . . . and truly melancholy, not an ascription one can often make to any recent music, let alone a miniature.” [Chris Dench, Sounds Australian]

Barcarole for prepared piano (played by Stephen Emmerson) has a sinister side to it, perhaps this is the lost grandson of Liszt’s lugubre gondola? It’s very disturbing and unnerving, like those things which go bump in the night (or maybe you just misheard a floorboard creaking).” [Bob Briggs, Music Web International, September 2008]