April 18, 2013 | Posted in:Recordings
Soilse in Darkness is a strong, intense and exciting piece. It is dark, with a powerful surging light shining through.
During a dark and intense tropical thunderstorm I was jamming with a tabla player in Sydney. We were working with Indian rhythms that he learned during his time in India. In the session I created a melody I called "Ode to a Tabla" I have bedded the melody in Soilse in Darkness, along with a heavy metal inspired melody and rhythm, and a Celtic nod. The left hand plays pizzicato with the third finger whilst stopping the melody line with the other fingers. I also call the piece Solace in Darkness. Soilse in Darkness means "lights in darkness" Soilse means "lights" in Irish and pronounced a bit like Sweelsha…and I like that my name is in the word…