Commissioned for the Beatty Classical Guitar Competition, Washington DC, as the set work for 2009, ‘Pulsar’ is so named after beams of light, from a rotating star­like body, that appears to blink as it spins. As the piece opens a single note repeats and Vincent Lindsey­Clark captures the heartbeat of this distant and recursive celestial event.

This performance was recorded on the 29th April 2019 and is published here with the composer's permission.