I wish

Steven Naylor

I wish has been performed in Birmingham, Suzhou and Toronto…

I wish is a musical portrait of an inner space, in which unattainable longings, ambiguous desires, and persistent fears jostle for position. The piece was constructed from a few vocal and instrumental fragments taken from a simple song of lament titled Home, performed by Rita Rankin, which I composed several years earlier.


I wish was realized in 2000 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham (UK) and premiered on November 10, 2001 during the “Novars” concert produced by BEAST at the CBSO Centre (Birmingham, UK). The work has also been presented in SEAMUS 2001 (Baton Rouge, LA, USA), and BEAST: Spatial Awareness (Birmingham) in 2003, and in other events in Canada. The composer acknowledges financial support from the Nova Scotia Arts Council during the creation of this work.


  • November 10, 2001, Novars • New Sounds — New Art: BEAST Concert 3, CBSO Centre, Birmingham (England, UK)


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Date Work Program
March 9, 2013 Steven Naylor, I wish (2000) Nachtsession / BR Bayern 2 (Germany)
July 28, 2013 Steven Naylor, I wish (2000) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
October 1, 2013 Steven Naylor, I wish (2000) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
November 25, 2013 Steven Naylor, I wish (2000) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
May 19, 2020 Steven Naylor, I wish (2000) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)

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