geht auf wie eine Blume (2016) 2021-02-02T12:21:48+00:00

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geht auf wie eine Blume (2016)

Premiered by Ensemble Paramirabo
26 March 2016
Salle Multimédia, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

Instrumentation: fl, cl, vln, vlc, pno, amplification (optional)

The title, geht auf wie eine Blume, comes from the first half of Martin Luther’s German translation of Job 14:2.

In English, the full verse reads, “They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.”

In 1534, Luther published a complete translation of the bible into German, believing that people should be able to read it in their own language.

Analogously, this piece is a translation of my musical influences into a language I have yet to fully comprehend. This particular language comprises of sounds that are fragile and ephemeral, qualities that recall the relentless passing of time.

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