Amulet for Guitar

Guitar, 6 mins, 2021


Commissioned by Nightmusic, for Sean Shibe who premeired it at Nightmusic, St David's Hall, Cardiff in September 2021. 

An amulet is a small object bestowed with magical charms that protect its owner from harm. Writing this piece I imagined feeling an object in my hand, a little like a how you’d hold a smooth pebble in your palm, and gradually turning it and seeing how the light hit it from different angles.The guitar seems to me a very tactile instrument, so I was thinking about how it might feel on your fingertips. I don’t have a specific object or amulet in mind, so you can think of it as any small and slightly mysterious object.