This was was originally written for the Swiss EnsembleSpektrum, although this single concise but eventful movement is all that remains of a much longer work, the cream, as it were, skimmed from the whey. It's really a sonata allegro with a very free approach to the order and developmental possibilities of the main material presented initially. I have tried to create a rich and varied, self-sufficient movement (a recital opener, perhaps) , but I might one day pair it with, say, an expansive set of variations.
– Rob Keeley
The present musical loner has been recorded by Andrew Sparling, Robin Michael and the composer on Songs, Chimes and Dances, NMC D179