- for viola, alto saxophone and electronic effects
- 06' 00"
When Virgil penned his great story of national mythology for the Roman state and empire, he called it The Aeneid, since the poem recounts the travels and adventures of Aeneas, a latter day Ulysses. As Aeneas and his fleet are sailing from Carthage toward Italy they encounter a violent storm and seek shelter in the protected harbour of a small island off the coast of North Africa. Here rocky outcrips provide a haven. Aequora tuta silent Virgil writes – the water is calm and silent.
Friendly sounds echo back and forth across the water between the cliffs.
Notes taken from Toru, Atoll CD (ACD 143)
- Commissioned by The Irrelevants: Timothy Deighton (viola) and Carrie Koffman (saxophone)
|12 May 2006||
Performed by Carrie Koffman & Tim Deighton (the Irrelevants), OKTA, Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton