The latest incarnation of illustrative and musical works by Claudio. A nocturne (A French word meaning nocturnal, from the Latin nocturnum) is usually a classical musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Nocturnes have sometimes imitated the sounds of nature (such as Béla Bartók's ‘Out of Doors’ 1926) which contains "eerie, blurred cluster-chords and imitations of the twittering of birds and croaking of nocturnal creatures, with lonely melodies in contrasting sections.”
In honour of such, Claudio has created three creatures evocative of the evening - the Wolf, the Owl and the Whitetail Stag. They are hand-drawn pieces by Claudio which each took over 16 hours to complete. The bonus aspect of this artisanal visual album is the dragon tail (which appears on the cover of II:Nocturne)
The dragon tail, in some instances, appears with a little girl, as if she were delicately holding the tail of a kite. The symbolism of this little girl and her relationship to the dragon is evident to those who who are familiar with the song, “Madness & Dragons"
'Forest Floor’ is the opening track for II:Nocturne; and was the inspiration catalyst for the project's visual companions.
II: Nocturne form were recorded in the dead of night.
Great care has been taken to align the sound of Claudio with physical articles that represent her interest and ethos.