for Flute, Clarinet, Viola

Sketches for a cappella II "Beginning" (2013)


Soprano: Dora Garcidueñas
Mezzo: Maria José
Tenor: Tom Smith
Bass-Bariton: Samuel Penderbayne

Live Performance:

Breakout Vocal Ensemble

Gasteig, Munich 29/5/2015


in a land unknown
at a time yet not arrived.
Thus, I was born
within the forest of beast and rock.
I realized that there was no tiding
for in between stood a mirage
My heart
in void
started beating.
I abandoned the cradle of reiteration
in a land with no bird, no spring.
My first journey was a return.


Ahmad Shamlou