Between March and July 2020, many of us found ourselves furloughed or unemployed. Without regular work, time as we know it appeared to transform, losing all meaning. 'Stasis' is inspired by the illusion of time standing still, days blurring into one another as our perception of organised time gives way to only the “here and now”. Normally, living in the present instills me with a sense of calm, but as this limbo endures I have become acutely aware of time passing by around me and feeling unable to make the most of life.
Composer: Charlotte Botterill
Charlotte Botterill is a composer from St Albans, England. Her musical output is varied, reflecting her own eclectic taste. She enjoys exploring timbre, harmony, and music from other cultures.
Charlotte is one of the winners of the 2019 Trinity College London Young Composers Competition which has resulted in her piece 'Soho' being published in the 2021-2023 grade 7 piano syllabus. During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Charlotte’s music has been performed by concert pianists Francesca Hurst and Maria Marchant as part of their online concert series’.
Charlotte studied composition under Colin Riley and orchestration under John Woolrich, graduating from Brunel University in 2012 with a first class honours degree in Musical Composition.