Release. Allow escape from confinement; set free. To quote Indian novelist Arundhati Roy in her article “The Pandemic is a Portal”:
“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew…We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.” (Financial Times)
Roy’s words inspired my piano solo, “Release”
Copyright © 2021 Ellen Bennett
Ellen Bennett has been composing music for more than 40 years. She is also a writer, actor, and Harley enthusiast. “There is no better way to social distance than to take to the roads, breathe in the wide, open spaces and see humanity from a very different perspective.”
Ellen, your music always transports me – somewhere…… away…… this time I didn’t want to come back. Ever. No kidding my friend – this one is special. I loved it more than I can say. Just wow!!
Thank you my friend.
Entrancing – powerful yet comforting and soft. Great piece Ellen!
Thank you, Jennifer.
I like how the song starts – slow, halting, can’t quite getting going – then something happens – a little hope grows into a bigger one, and finally, a tentative confidence.