Ian Stewart - composer musician

Impromptu for 2 Violins

2 violins
(7 minutes)

First performance
Thursday, 22nd September 2011
St John's Notting Hill
London W11 2NN

Kokila Gillett - violin
Guillem Calvo - violin

Impromptu for 2 Violins

Kokila Gillett and Guillem Calvo violins (live recording)

Programme Notes

During the composition of this work I spent many hours, at different times of day, walking along the coast near Colonia Sant Jordi, a small town in the south of Mallorca. The coastal path continually changes, beaches with people followed by small fishermen's houses, followed by deserted rocks and small bays. The light and sky also changed continually. These random experiences felt consistent.
Maybe this experience influenced the impromptu nature of this work, a term usually used to described a solo piano piece. The theme played in the first five bars is continually developed and transformed, and the melodic writing, although sometimes abstracted, is highly structured and organised.