Written in the second UK lockdown, the second symphony is a response to the global catastrophe that has unfolded in 2020.
A man is walking along a stone path or ridge. Ahead of him there’s a light, but as he walks, the light does not seem to get closer. He feels as though he is being watched. Cloaked figures come in and out of his sight and begin to appear more frequently, now performing some kind of dance in front of him. A female figure appears from the dance in white, who he seems to recognise but she is swallowed by the cloaks again. The man is on his own, eyes in the distance follow him.
An angel appears to him, appealing to his good nature, but she too gets swallowed by another swarm of cloaks and disappears into the stone path. Alone again, he comes to a fork in the path. On his left, a bleak snowy landscape, and on his right, a bottomless void of mist.