Winter Birds and OM

solo for viola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A viola piece I wrote and performed in the winter of 2019. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The piece was composed using the rationale pictured below

                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the score here

The performance contains the following text:

in the shadow of the valley of the birds

the spoken voice attracts the people

across winter’s valley

the footprints of Friday

with his characteristic toe, and line

graphs a talismanic future

to the eye of she who resists

 

 

although we are colonists

we abandon our positions

as missionaries

and remain afloat

thermal drafts sustaining us

awing among mineral baths

bubbling with genesis

noise and futures

waiting

until the moment that

symmetry is broken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also:

Cartesian Birds

In Warmer Seasons

Bleak Mids

the tourists

Island in Natural Colours

divad

Everything is Happening At One Time

Small Island In Ideal Colours II

The Waterfall Effect

Winter Birds - Jorge Boehringer
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