They multiply their wings

This piece was written in collaboration with composer Christopher Cook and won the RNCM Rosamond Prize 2022.

Performed in 2022 at the RNCM by Georgie Malcolm (soprano), Elena Orsi (Violin), Jeanette Hiu Ying Szeto (Viola), Kara Taylor (Cello) and Jo Dawson (Cello).

They multiply their wings

lit with pale sparks
and take flight

in their wake, nothing
but bare black barbs.

All but one, trapped, contrite
She plucks him

by one foot
and lets him fly.