Not sure if I have ever posted this piece here. This is for string quartet.
The following should be taken, of course, with a pinch of salt and with tongue in cheek...
The underlying narrative of this piece is - episodes in the life of an everyman, as he
progresses through life.
The episodes can be roughly seen as:-
(a) Starting out facing the thick fog of uncertainty
(b) Missing the bleeding obvious - a pratfall
(d) Hectic, incessant, unwielding, intolerant life
(e) Uncertain, hesitant steps in love
(f) The false comfort of alcohol/drugs
(g) Pitching one's ideas against the flow / the norm, and rejection
(h) Confusion at being totally ignored
(i) Demoralised, continues journey
(j) Gone to the dogs
(k) Continues journey heading towards.......?