Nightshade, also known as Deadly Nightshade, is a beautiful plant that often appears in my garden, usually growing in and among other plants, as though it is hoping not to be noticed. It takes me a while to pull it out as it has such lovely purple flowers. I often find it in the dark side of my garden, in and among the ferns and ivy, and I leave it in until it flowers, but as it is known to be poisonous, I eventually pull it out. I called this piece Nightshade, thinking about how each instrument has its own special qualities, while being able to match closely with the others, just like the nightshade tries to fit with the other garden plants. The work was composed for Prague Quiet Music Collective.