requia for piano and orchestra
1. Prelude 6:41
2. Impetuoso 3:33
3. Con Mistero 3:01
4. Languendo 2:34
5. Risentito 2:50
6. Freddamente 2:32
7. Religioso 2:05
8. Drammatico 4:53
9. Postlude 4:22
10. Coda 0:47
American Composers Orchestra
Stephen Drury: piano
Hungarian Radio Children's Choir
conducted by Dennis Russell Davies
Is it possible to say our lives, or my death?
Can death be a plural....is death even possible?
An aporia is an impossible passage, and Aporias, part piano
concerto/part requiem, is about those mysterious and spiritual passages
seperating life from death. The piece is subtitled Requia For Piano
And Orchestra, but these requia are not for any particular artist or
groups of artists: they are dedicated to all artists and to the
indomitable spirit of creativity itself -- that spark that refuses to die.
John Zorn, NYC 1998
SUNT ALIQUID MANES LETUM NON OMNIS FINIT
LURIADQUE EVICTOS EFFUGIT UMBRA ROGOS
Spirits do exist: death does not end all things
and so the pale ghost, victorious, escapes all flames.
Sextus Propertius c. 16 BCE
City // Masada