For violin, cello, alto/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet.
Premiered May 15th, 2014. DiMenna Center. New York.
This performance: Jennifer Choi, violin; Sophia Nowik, cello; Roberta Michel, flutes; Vasko Dukovski, clarinets. Le Laboratoire, Cambridge.
“If a straight line is the shortest distance between two fated and inevitable points, digressions will lengthen it; and if these digressions become so complex, so tangled and tortuous, so rapid as to hide their own tracks, who knows—perhaps death may not find us, perhaps time will lose its way, and perhaps we ourselves can remain concealed in our shifting hiding places.”
“Mercury, with his winged feet, light and airborne, astute, agile, adaptable, free and easy, established the relationships of the gods among themselves and those between the gods and men, between universal laws and individual destinies, between the forces of nature and the forms of culture, between the objects of the world and all the thinking subjects.”
— Italo Calvino