Returning was written for the violinist Seohee Min during the Spring and Summer of 2016.
1. Incipit I
2. Con moto I
3. Chimera I
4. Murmurations I-II, Flight, Canticle
6. Murmuration III
7. Con moto II
8. Incipit II/III, Chimera II
ALL I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked the other way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
So with my eyes I traced the line
Of the horizon, thin and fine,
Straight around till I was come
Back to where I’d started from;
And all I saw from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Or on still evenings when the rain falls close
There comes a tremor in the drops, and fast
My pulses run, knowing thy thought hath passed
That beareth thee as doth the wind a rose.
Camaraderie [stanza 3]
Du bleibst doch immer was du bist. “you remain always what you are.”