ENS.2008.8 | 8′
Poems by Stephen Crane
Soprano & 2 Trumpets
From the Land of the Farther Suns
One day fine I accidentally wrote this piece. Actually it took two days, and another decade before it found its final version, but whatâ€™s a day, a year, a decade, when in the end we shall all face the jaws of the final beast.
From the Land of the Farther Suns sets six poems by Stephen Crane from his famous collection The Black Riders and Other Lines in a continuous symmetrical form. The soprano and two trumpets are fused throughout into a kind of meat-instrument, dark harmonies separating and converging, jagged rhythmic patterns alternating with more lyrical interludes.