Blog no. 2 and this time about another piece I’ve written this year: Eksana. A piece for a chamber ensemble of thirteen and written as the final piece of my second year composition portfolio, the piece won this year’s Summer Festival Composition Competition as the University of Birmingham, where I am part-way through my degree.
Various people have asked me what the name means: the truth is that it is a made up word, but it stems from the ancient Greek word ‘ekstasis’, meaning ‘ecstasy’.
Huge thanks must go to the performers, especially given the limited rehearsal schedule at a busy time of the year!