Duration c. 7 minutes Commissioned and premiered by Irene Maessen – voice, Eleonore Pameijer – flute, Marja Bon – piano, February 20, 2007, Amstelkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
(Performers: Irene Maessen, Eleonore Pameijer, Marja Bon)
Published by DINSIC Publicacions Musicals, Barcelona, Spain.
Three Winters are settings of three haiku written by three different haiku masters, each dealing with winter as seen through the eyes of their own distinct poetic sensibilities: Issa (the humanist), Buson (the colorist) and Basho (the ascetic).
Three Winters was made possible through the support of the Ohio Arts Council, and also through the good graces of the Yaddo artist colony, where I composed the work in residence in December of 2006.
The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
Blow of an ax,
the winter woods.
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.