petals! petals! (2018)

I. 
II. traumatize the water
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III. in the beginning, there were lilies....
IV. palimpsest: compost flowers

Commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium 2018

Instrumentation
Flute, Cello & Piano

Length
7'

Program Note

 

Faceless birds weep into the revelation.
This body never existed.  The seaveil
Spitting ships upon stone— we split
        we split
we split

 

                                                    petals! petals!
                                                    upon the wide damp earth

 

                                                                                             — Jacob Bolda

 

premiere performance of parts I. & II.