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To the enemy : soprano with ensemble

by Katia Tiutiunnik (2005)

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Performance by Sidonie Henbest, Vortex Ensemble from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 58

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 58


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To the enemy


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To the enemy / Katia Tiutiunnik ; text: Eva Salzman.

Library shelf no. 783.66542/TIU 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

To the enemy

Sit down, have a chair and relax,
you who've made the former friends bleed.
Here are all my questionable expenses
for the tax-man, the faithless to read.

Okay, so I drink, talk to strangers,
loudly befriending at parties
those lacking position, power or wealth,
who aren't distinguished or arty.

I slept with a man who was handsome
instead of the powerful editor
(not that I've ever claimed purer ethics -
it's just that I never knew better).

Please outline what's wrong with my life plan,
help map the route of my passions,
edit me into comfortable style
according to science or fashion.

It's not that I don't have ambition
or a liking for money or fame.
Is it just that i misinterpret the rules?
Don't I cheat well enough at the game?

- Eva Salzman

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: Soprano, percussion (2 players).

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Eva Salzman

First performance: by Sidonie Henbest, Vortex Ensemble at The Visionaries (ABC Studio 520) on 26 Aug 2010

The composer notes the following styles, subjects, genres, etc. associated with this work:
Franco Donatoni; Arab music; Near Eastern music; Jewish music.

Performances of this work

26 Aug 2010: at The Visionaries (ABC Studio 520). Featuring Sidonie Henbest, Vortex Ensemble.

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