Down & Out
Instrumentation – steel-string guitar
Duration – c.4’11”
Written in Brighton 2006
First performed by Lee Westwood, time and place unknown
This piece attempts to encapsulate, in music, a time of great lows for me (out of which, I must add, came great positivity). Having had a very difficult few years, I made an effort to move to France. In doing so, I left my job, left my home, cut off my mobile phone, told everyone I knew that I was leaving, and that they should come visit me in my new place in Paris, so long, bye bye… only to return, penniless, with my tail between my legs, three weeks later.