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Alison Cotton - The Girl I Left Behind
Clay Pipe Music
Alison was commissioned by BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe to create a soundtrack to the Muriel Spark ghost story The Girl I Left Behind Me. It was broadcast at Christmas and read by Bronwen Price. In the story, the narrator works in a London office, her first job after a long illness. As she leaves work one evening she is struck by a strong conviction that she has left something important at the office, but can't work out what it can be. Alison based this track around a simple melody composition following the form of the narrative, building up the suspense as the story draws to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion.
Clay Pipe Music specialises in releasing atmospheric instrumental music, with a strong theme or sense of place.