About the Music
Written by Andrew Haveron
This piece is two of the four Elegies by Tim Stevenson. A fairly obscure British composer to most, but to me he was a very important man.
He was my schoolteacher when I was a teenager and one of those life changing people who really filled me with optimism and the joy of music.
He was a very talented composer and he handed these pieces to me when I was about sixteen in 1991 and said, "See what you think of these...".
Sadly, I am now more than ten years older than he ever was, dying very sadly when he was about 32 years old.
I’ve chosen these particular movements because, like him, I feel they are saying something quite profound, but with a sense of humour. Not too serious, but looking in depth at something.
Filmed by Jay Patel