A Highwire Act
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Chamber [violin, cello, piano]

A Highwire Act

Hong Kong New Music ensemble
Keywords: a balancing act

At the time of writing, I was interested in the feats of Philippe Petit, a French tightrope walker, who walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. I find the tops of buildings fascinating in New York.

More poignantly, Petit connected two buildings that no longer exist – a gaping hole now stands there as a memorial to the thousands that died. The moment you hear is an example of the pianist’s experience of a high-wire act. The whole piece can be heard on Fenn: Clash of Icicles with the Kairos label.