This Delicate Universe

Category : Concert Videos
May 19, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. PDT

"This Delicate Universe" is a five-movement 'choral symphony' by Seattle-based composer Eric Banks set to poetry by Constantin Cavafy (sung in both Greek and English). The music of the Greek sections is mostly in Arabic scales, while the English sections are mostly modal, giving the whole work an ambiguous harmonic character. The film was shot on location at Brock House Society in Vancouver and is directed by Javier Badillo.

00:30 - I. I have brought to art

06:12 - II. In this place

13:08 - III. The morning sea

19:39 - IV. An epic in the heart

30:16 - V. Beside an open window

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And don't forget to download the digital program which contains all of the texts and translations as well as Kari's program notes.