for Bb clarinet, piano, guitar, violin & 'cello (2011)
duration ca 10'30"
A sweeping, agrarian landscape. A developing sense of place in an increasing stillness of time. Things said, or not. Things felt, or not. Memories of an adolescent mind.
This piece is loosely based on the sixth-century Irish poem Rop tú mo Bhaile, attributed to Dallan Forgaill. It draws on the sentiments of the poem as well as the meter of the language therein. The poem is currently better known as the modern hymn Be Thou My Vision. In an attempt to identify with the sense of place alluded to above, the work draws on identifying markers in Irish traditional music such as ornamentation, modal language and rhythm.
25.11.2011 — Konvergence Ensemble, Czech Museum of Music, Prague, Czech Republic
08.11.2011 — Konvergence Ensemble, Wien Modern, Casino Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria