The Long Nights Dawn for Glissando Flute, Bass Flute (one player)
The Long Nights Dawn for Glissando Flute, Bass Flute (One player) c. 10'
Stefan Zweig once wrote that memory is not a phenomenon preserving one thing and losing another merely by chance, but is a poAwer that deliberately places events in order or wisely omits them.
Here the memories are of a disparate Europe in a lament towards the end of life for many cosmopolitan Viennese. A Europe “lost” as it tears itself apart for the second time in living memory.
Conceived as a homage to Stefan Zweig, the piece makes use of Jewish prayer mode cantillations and computer-based techniques providing a dialectic of contrary interests in a single sound world. Zweig began “The World of Yesterday” with a suggestion from Shakespeare: “Meet the time as it seeks us.” On that, at least, he had a point.