When I created this piece over 15 years ago, I was initially inspired by the score. I began listening obsessively to the Violin Concerto in E Major. I thought I knew it quite well but every time I played it I heard something new and still do today.
I began the ballet by wanting to construct and layer movement to make a whole, like Bach does with his composition. The music never stops, even the slow middle movement has a pulse going through it that pushes the ear to anticipate the next development.
There isn’t a narrative but I see the work as having a definite arc. The movement and floor patterns becoming more and more layered. The middle section is the most emotive, but not in a conventional way. It explores the dancers’ emotions thawing, or coming through over time.