Four Songs from an Interview with Peter Maxwell Davies
for speaking pianist (c.8')
This piece was commissioned and first performed by Rolf Hind at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Stevenson Hall, 1st December 2017.
The text used in this piece is excerpted from Alison Hennegan's interview with Peter Maxwell Davies for the 169th issue of Gay News, dated May 31st - June 13th 1979.
For their help in sourcing this issue my many thanks go to Russ J. Graham, William Brougham and Keith Howes, and the staff of the Hall-Carpenter Archive at the Women's Library of the London School of Economics.
This piece is dedicated to Rolf Hind and the memory of Peter Maxwell Davies; gay icons and iconoclasts both.