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Kõrvits, Maria: falling up into the bowl of sky 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    falling up into the bowl of sky
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The composition was commissioned by the 2016 Estonian Music Days Festival. Focusing on the new works by Estonian composers, the annual event’s central theme this time was “Green Sound?”.
    For Maria Kõrvits, the aforementioned subject expresses itself in the perpetual cycle of germination and decay, accompanying us all throughout our lives. Most probably the same process goes on inside of us – what becomes outdated, decays, and out of the decay fresh sprouts emerge. It’s important to pay attention to this process and not to forget that everything is in a constant state of change and renewal.“falling up into the bowl of sky” is first and foremost associated with a process of disinteg-ration, with certain fragility, with new growths springing from decay.
    Working on “falling up into the bowl of sky” the composer found inspiration from the following fragment of a poem by the Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rūmī:

    Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street.
    I took it as a sign to start singing, falling up into the bowl of sky.
    The bowl breaks.
    Everywhere is falling everywhere.
    Nothing else to do.

    (Translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne)

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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