States of Iron


2013
for bass flute, bass clarinet, and voice

Performed by ︎Ensemble Linea,
joined by the composer




Imaning the acoustical interference of these particular instruments,
as an amalgam of metal and spirit.

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“…Nothing is harder than iron,
yet it knows that water is its origin.

But all that has water for a basis,
even iron,
has no more reality than a dream.
Water is nothing stable. (…)”

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by Attar, Farid Ud-din. from: The Conference of the Birds (MANTIQ UT-TAIR) –
A Philosophical religious poem in prose
. Translated by C.S. Nott, Shambala Publication Inc., 1971.






States of Iron







On three proverbs from Anatolia 
about three different states of iron:

i.

          İşleyen demir ışıldar.
                       Working iron shines bright.


ii.

          Demir tavında dövülür.
                       Strike while the iron is hot.


iii.

          Birlikte demir yumuşar.
                       Iron softens in union.



© 2013 Esin Gunduz.
Composer | Vocal performer








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