violin piece (1999)

for: for solo violin

Tous les hommes etaient Retransformés en argile - Laurence Dunn, Review of Clemens Merkel @ Music We'd Like to Hear, London, 1st July 2010 - (...) Tim Parkinson’s piece that followed was just as gorgeous, if not more so. Small melodic ideas are given to us, passing us (as Parkinson notes) ‘like slabs on a pavement’. The perfect weight given to these ideas allowed the piece to be contemplative and not drag, yet not speed and ignore the integrity of each idea. Again, Merkel’s beautiful playing carried the musical model to heights. (...)

Sound file: violin piece (excerpt)
   violin - brian lee