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Music Fiction...


This year we bring you a more grizzly tale with this three part thriller. Brilliant concert pianist, Julian Masters, is known worldwide and has fame and fortune. The only dark shadow over his life is his over bearing mother.

Witness his great escape.



There had been times in Julian’s childhood when he had hated being alone at Deerwater Manor. When he had been frightened of sights and sounds he didn’t understand and scared to have doors shut behind him. On this particular evening he would have preferred the company of unearthly spirits to that of earthbound mortals, who interrupted his valuable practise time with their superficial drivel. He closed his eyes and covered them with his hands. Any second now Mother would be back ‘what’s the matter now, Jules? Has Mr Nerves escaped again? Go away you stupid bitch!

notes flowed through his body like currents of electricity. It was a relief to hear the discordant sounds after three hours of striving to play the perfection of a Mozart’s concerto. He was half way through the third movement of K595 in B flat, Mozart’s last concerto and performed only months before his death. It was recognised as a work of serene transcendent beauty but Julian was beginning to wish he had never heard of it.

His childish display of frustration would not go unnoticed, so he just sat and waited, counting the seconds until the door opened and Mother breezed into room. He didn’t The suspense of waiting for his mother’s react to her entrance but stayed motionless next invasion was at the piano, feeling stifling his creative the heat of her body mood, sapping his strength until he felt as she stood behind weak and useless. In a him pressing against fit of rage he slammed his back. his closed fists on to ‘You mustn’t let Mr the keyboard, and Nerves win, Darling . . . continued to hit them until the cacophony of you know that.’

ALT-MU Magazine - Issue 4 (March 2014)  

ALT-MU is a music careers magazine that will engage, entertain and educate musos with alternative careers and ideas. This issue is packed wi...

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