Tag: Alban Wesly

‘sympathetic error’, fragile architecture

I was commissioned by Ensemble musikFabrik to write solo works for two musicians of the group: Axis Mundi for solo bassoon, for Alban Wesly, and The Green Lion eats the Sun for double-bell euphonium, for Melvyn Poore on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.  Both works explore ideas connected to shamanic journeying or alchemical transformation ...

Axis Mundi (2012-14)

AXIS MUNDI (2012-14) for solo bassoon Commissioned by Ensemble musikFabrik through Kunststiftung NRW. Dedicated to Alban Wesly. **** Images came to me in a dream: I saw a dead tree with dessicated bark and as I watched, the cracks and hollows filled with insects and larvae. Birds began feeding and breeding until the whole tree ...