Wall of Water- Emily Doolittle’s “falling still”

Emily Doolittle  “falling still” for Violin and Strings (UK Premiere)


“Many of my pieces are inspired by sounds from the natural world, Although it might not be apparent on first listening, falling still is one of these. I wrote this piece after hearing a European blackbird singing against the gently changing background sounds of light rain at dawn. I was fascinated by how both sounds were beautiful, and the combination of them even more so, even though the bird is a living being, making choices about which sounds it produces, while the rain sound is the result of an inanimate process. Falling still  explores the contrast and combination between a warm, “living”, constantly changing sound – the extended violin melody – and the beautiful but stubbornly unchanging chord progression in the rest of the strings.”