Carrion Comfort (graphic score)
Any number of instruments
The graphic score version of Carrion Comfort was created as part of the process of writing the orchestral work of the same name. It is a painting in gouache which I painted as an intensity map of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem Carrion Comfort to help me work out the structure of the orchestral work. Having shown it to Stuart Russell on Twitter, he suggested that it could be interpreted as a standalone graphic score – and proceeded to create an electro-acoustic piece, called C.C. – After Caitlin Rowley, to prove it. Since then the piece has also been performed by Yorkshire new music band Midnight Llama.
Read about the creation of the Carrion Comfort graphic score: Work in progress: Carrion Comfort 4 – Going back to the source & ending up in unexpected places
First performance: 3 December, 2011 by Midnight Llama at Slackspace in Colchester, UK