Jonathan Nangle Damaging my Calm programme note
Jonathan Nangle Damaging My Calm (2012) [10'] World premiere
The title of the piece is something of a catch phrase from the character "Jayne" from the film Serenity, an off-shoot of the short-lived T.V. series Firefly by Writer/Director Joss Whedon.
A space mercenary by trade Jayne is a volatile person with an itchy trigger finger, and will often warn people of his rising temper by using the phrase.
I happened upon the film late one night and the phrase stuck in my mind. My piece treads that thin line between remaining calm in the face of adversity or tipping over into a blind rage.