A Star Above The Arctic Circle

A Star Above The Arctic Circle

Instrumentation – steel-string guitar

Duration – c.4’47”

Written in Brighton 2004-2005

First performed by Lee Westwood, time and place unknown


Dedicated to the classical guitarist and good friend Gerard Mapstone. At the time, Gerry was soon to return to Australia, and was very keen to perform one of my works at the Tyalgum Music Festival. I decided to write him a work which employed a host of exciting techniques and harmonies to showcase both his performance skills and my own compositional approach. In the end he performed ‘Budapest II’.