Doubtful Sound is inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand. A 50th birthday present from, and with, my loving wife Kathryn Lockwood and daughter Surriah. Our journey through Doubtful Sound, a fiord in the far south west of New Zealand, was utterly spectacular and jaw dropping. From the seal colony at the mouth of the sound, the rough and jagged razor-backed mountains and its serene inner passages, this piece seeks to capture and recreate a jouney from the sea inward. Doubtful Sound was commissioned and premied by Mark Suter.