Texts of Wisdom

for brass trio
(trumpet in Bb, French horn, trombone)
and electronics (recorded voices)

Written for ︎Factory Seconds Brass Trio

Performed at:
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Texts of Wisdom

Anatolia (the Mother-land, Asia-minor)


“Anlamadan eyledik,
Gerçek erin bu yolda,
Yokluktur sermayesi.
Before understanding, we acted upon it,
The real man’s assets on this road, is nothing.”

(in Turkish) by Yunus Emre, poet and Sufi mystic
13th century


Rüzgar eken fırtına biçer.
One who plants wind, harvests storm.

Turkish Proverb

iii.  [04:08]

“Bu edgü ağış teg ağır agguka,
Yavuz neng iniş ol uçuz bulğuka,
Good is like climbing a steep road, it is hard to attain,
Bad is like going down an incline, it is attained easily.”

(in Uyghur) by Yusuf Has Hacib
#903, Part-2, Volume-2 of “Kutadgu Bilig” | “The Wisdom which Brings Happiness”
11th century

© 2014 Esin Gunduz.
Composer | Vocal performer

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Composer | Vocal performer