‘Two Animals’ imagines two breathing cycles: the accordionist and their instrument. The breathing of the singing accordionist is written in counterpoint to the rhythm of their accordion’s bellows. I picture two different animals sitting together, their breath moving in and out of synchronicity, until one is subsumed into the other. It was inspired by a period of time recovering from an accident, where my only escape from my own mind came through meditation.
Miloš Milivojević – Accordion
Mark Thomas – Director of Photography
Rob Kelledy – Sound recording and Mastering
Tim Williams – Editor and Producer
Psappha is grateful for the support its ‘Composing For…’ programme receives from: Arts Council England; Britford Bridge Trust; PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner scheme; and the Thistle Trust.
Joe Bates - Two Animals