States of Iron

for voice +
bass flute | bass clarinet

Performed by ︎Ensemble Linea
joined by the composer

“…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. (…)”

Attar, Farid Ud-din. 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
that points to
three different states of iron:

i.  [00:00]

İşleyen demir ışıldar.
Working iron shines bright.

ii.  ︎[03:12]

Demir tavında dövülür.
Strike while the iron is hot.

iii.  ︎[06:15]

Birlikte demir yumuşar.
Iron softens in union.

© 2013 Esin Gunduz.
Composer | Vocal performer

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