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States of Iron (2013)

for voice, bass flute, and bass clarinet
© 2013 Esin Gunduz.

“…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.

Esin Gunduz
Composer | Vocal performer

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

  1. İşleyen demir ışıldar. Working iron shines bright. 00:00
  2. Demir tavında dövülür. Strike while the iron is hot. 03:12
  3. Birlikte demir yumuşar. Iron softens in union. 06:15

Performers on this recording:
Keiko Murakami, bass flute (Ensemble Linea)
Andrea Nagy, bass clarinet (Ensemble Linea)
Esin Gunduz, voice
Recorded June 2013, June in Buffalo Festival.

Esin Gunduz is a new music composer and a vocal performer.  Her work investigates the types of energy that exists between all beings, exploring these energies as sensory experiences and sound.  In her works, the tessitura in human voices are transcribed into instrumentation and orchestration. The landscapes built from recorded-voices surround the instruments and inspires awe.

© 2020 Esin Gunduz

Categories: Compositions Original Composition


Composer and Vocal performer

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