Moon

 

This composition is written for Alison McNeill (soprano) and Sasha Savaloni (guitar) inspired by the verse of the persian mystical poet Rumi. The verses of Rumi  cross time and border and his poetic power go beyond wall, religions and languages with a message of love and brotherhood.

The piece conceived as an imaginary pilgrimage to  an ancient poetic world distant in place and time from us. The music and the poetry are used as an instrument to fill up this distance and make alive the message.

 

At night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its
face against mine.

Breathe into me.

Close the language-door and
open the love window.
The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.

Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, A Year with Rumi 

translation: Coleman Barks