the water’s memory, the memory of sand

All points on a circle are equidistant from the center. Life on this planet owes a debt to an arid, barren rock 238,900 miles away from the oceans in which it began. In magnetic resonance, a spin echo is the refocusing of spin magnetisation by a pulse of resonant electromagnetic radiation. Research finds that spending time by the ocean is pretty good for your wellbeing. Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish composed “I see what I want” in 1990, which contains the title of this piece. Shacharit L’Shabbat: the Saturday morning service opens with words from the Torah: “Mah Tovu, How goodly are your tents, O Israel.”

PREMIERE September 12, 2021. Bozzini Quartet.
LOCATION Tivoli, Hertz, Utrecht, Netherlands
PERSONNEL String Quartet
COMMISSIONER Bozzini Quartet, Canada Council for the Arts