This piece is written in the style of my original writing before it was changed by my undergraduate degree. I was inspired by listening to my old music, written when I was between the ages of 10 and 15. I remembered why I wrote music, it was to express my emotions and to inspire others. I did not want to be technical or methodical, I just wanted to create music that held an emotional attachment.
Written around a simple motif which is first introduced through the viola. This symbolises the uncertainty of the Icelandic landscapes.
This entire piece is a reflection of the journey took from Hlemmur, a small street in Reykjavik, Iceland, to Vik, a coastal town located in the south of Iceland.
I wanted to create the overwhelming power of the landscape. Ultimately giving the feeling of claustrophobia which in turn is contradicted by the openness and freedom the landscape possesses.
Throughout the piece, there are mood indications that represent different aspects of the landscape.
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Siobhan Dyson has obtained her BMus (Hons) degree in composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is now undertaking her Masters degree at the same university, studying with composer, Dr. Oliver Searle.
Born in Macclesfield, she developed a passion for composing when her grandfather gave her a keyboard where she was self-taught on piano and starting writing at the early age of ten.
During her school days she developed her piano and composition skills and decided that she wanted to pursue a career in composition.