Bassist Chris Hyson writes about his set of piano music ‘Little Moon Man’, played by Kit Downes. The work will be premiered on Monday 25th February at the Vortex, in a double bill with Richard Fairhurst – and available from the same date as a download on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and bandcamp.com.
How it came about…
I spent a lot of time experimenting with different musicians and instrumentation to find the right combination for this music. After some time, I came to realise that it was best suited to being played on the piano alone, as that’s where I spend a lot of my time composing – alone on the piano.
I got in contact with Kit Downes, a pianist I have always loved as an improviser and a composer and we got together for a day to record it. We were really happy with the outcome so decided to release it for download.
When I write music, I try to be as honest as possible, drawing influence from my own personal life experiences, and the relationships I have with others.