Images from "The Old Gringo"
Eleven Little Pieces
for Violin, Clarinet in Bb, and Piano
21 min. •
Images was composed on a whim. As I read the novel, The Old Gringo, by Carlos Fuentes I found myself underlining phrases and passages of striking imagery. Out of more than fifty of these I selected eleven as the basis for brief tone poems – lines such as the following:
- “Loneliness is an absence of time.”
- “Your soul is no different than your dreams. Both are instantaneous.”
- “…unforgettable wounds…”
The pieces are studies in instrumental color, and range from quietly interior to wildly virtuosic.
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