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Sa Kanyang Paglayag

for viola, cello, and contrabass

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Specifications
Region
Asia
Estimated Duration
11 - 15min
Date
2010

ISMN : 979-0-2325-5029-9

Notes on this piece

The horizon line stretches endlessly—surrounding and engulfing the human being as it subjects one into isolation and dislocation— drowning the soul with the vast expansive space it creates within. One would feel desolation and emptiness within one's existence, as aspirations of happiness and self-fulfillment never fill up such voids. Humanity remains an epitome of imperfection, subject to desolation, unless one sees the path -- a light at the end of the tunnel.

The Book of Ecclesiastes from the Christian Bible talks about life’s meaninglessness. As increasing silences disperse through moments of aural events, deteriorating images of a pursuit to life emerges from the work's poetics: a kind of searching doomed to futility, “a chasing after the wind.” The Tagalog word “gising!” (“wake up!”) punctuates within these spaces, alluding to a reality where the human being remains a deteriorating creation unless one finds the path towards the light.

Instrumentation
Viola
Cello
Double bass
Recording
Performed and recorded by Ensemble x.y on 27 October 2016 at St.-Mary-at-Hill (London).

Viola - Jill Valentine
Cello - Joe Davies
Double bass - Gwen Reed
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 16


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