Some of the material used in this work comes from my First guitar concerto which was composed and premiered in the Athens concert hall in Athens /Greece in 1995. The idea to be able to reduce a whole orchestras material to a single instrument always intrigued me and inspired me. The title Escape is suggesting escape from Death. It reflects the idiosyncrasies of Life and Death which coexist in the same environment. Death needs Life to exist but not vice versa! For the last 10 years now I compose music which deals with the notion of Death. Therefore this piece makes no exception to this rule.
"Escape" was premiered by Michael Nicolella in Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA in 2001.