First Prize, 2016 Malta International Composition Competition
2017 SEM Emerging Composers Workshop Call for Scores
J.J. Grandville, also known as Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard, is a 19th Century French caricaturist. His notoriety is not high, but I believe no one will be spared of bewilderment after seeing his dreamy works. Inspiration for fiddle came on me after seeing Grandville’s work Apocalypse du ballet, which expresses continuous patterns of transformative objects in a sense of disorienting beauty. Repetition of a single motif is the key concept of fiddle. By obsessively repeating a pattern, a slightest adjustment in the detail or a sudden silence can act as an accent. In 2016, "fiddle" won First Prize in Malta International Composition Competition, and was published by United Music & Media Publishers (Belgium).