I Only Speak of the Sun

November 25th, 2018 (premiere)

Brooklyn Public Library
11′

I. The Sun is my Master
II. I shine on those who are forsaken…tear off the mask, your face is glorious
III. I will bring you love’s wine, for I am born of the sun

PROGRAM NOTE

This piece was inspired by the following Ode written by Rumi while exploring all the different colors these instruments can make:

I only speak of the Sun
because the Sun is my Master
I worship even the dust at His feet.
I am not a night-lover and do not praise sleep
I am the messenger of the Sun!
Secretly I will ask Him and pass the answers to you.
Like the Sun I shine on those who are forsaken
I may look drunk and disheveled but I speak the Truth.
Tear off the mask, your face is glorious,
your heart may be cold as stone but
I will warm it with my raging fire.
No longer will I speak of sunsets or rising Moons,
I will bring you love’s wine
for I am born of the Sun
I am a King!