Pine Eyes {complete work}

Pine Eyes is the penultimate 'opera' or work in my extended composition 'Opere della Musica Povera' or 'Works of a Poor Music'. Begun in 1990, these twelve compositions (one in each key) explore themes of poverty, extremity and loss. The special character of Pinocchio's story - that of a poor wooden puppet who through a series of vivid adventures comes to learn and later embody the ambivalence of the human condition - makes this work the apotheosis of the Musica Povera.

Pine Eyes was commissioned by Zeitgeist and premiered January 16, 1999 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Read: "Music for a talking Piece of Wood" by Justin Schell