Wales Millennium Centre
Commissioned by BBC Wales
75 x 600 cm
Hand glazed ceramic
During the creation of its new concert hall, BBC Wales commissioned an artwork to commemorate the life of the late Welsh composer
Alun Hoddinott. ¶ An exploration of Hoddinott’s work and creative personality revealed parallels in the creation of musical and visual composition, both employing elements of structure, rhythm
and pattern. The work takes the form of a palindrome, a favourite structural device of the composer, whilst the title, Nocturne, reflects Hoddinott’s favourite musical mood and habit of working late
into the night as he created his music.