Bird as Prophet for violin and piano
Bird as Prophet is the last in a series of twelve pieces entitled Opere della Musica Povera (Works of a Poor Music). The title Bird as Prophet refers to a piano miniature of the same name from the Waldszenen of Robert Schumann. Bird as Prophet's combination of simple programmatic suggestiveness and abstract patterning seeks to recapture the vivid, oracular, but finally enigmatic spirit of Schumann's (and Charlie Parker's) remarkable musical prophecies.
Commissioned by and dedicated to the Rosa/Laurent (violin/piano) Duo.