Cloud Hands (for solo cello)

Research output: Performances, compositions and other non-textual formsComposition


  • Shona Mackay (Composer)
  • Jennifer Langridge (Performer)
  • Tim Williams (Director)


"Cloud Hands" is a solo cello piece written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's Composing for Cello scheme in 2015/16.

Programme note:

‘Cloud Hands’ (or ‘Waving Hands Like Clouds’) is the name of a sequence of postures in Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art and meditative practice. I wrote this piece when I was returning to Tai Chi and mindfulness after a long break and wanted to use the versatility of the cello as a means of conveying the different feelings and experiences encountered whilst meditating.


Original languageEnglish
Media of outputMusical Score
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 26 Mar 2016

Author keywords

  • Cello, Solo Cello, Contemporary Music, Performance, Composition, Psappha Ensemble, Strings, New Music