And Burn Like the Bird into Eternity… (og brenna eins og fuglinn inn í eilífðina…)
Composed by Lilja Maria Asmundsdottir
for Bass Flute and Electronics
Published by Tetractys Publishing
The piece og brenna eins og fuglinn inn í eilífðina… was written in the Spring 2018 for Berglind María Tómasdóttir. It is based on a poem from the composer's dream. The poem reflects the loss of someone dear to the narrator and how the transformation of the internal world of a human can evolve from sorrow, fear and loss to complete tranquility. The underlying theme is how certain words and certain sounds have the ability to transform the state of the human mind. The intimate sounds of the voice, breathing, whistle tones and words create a dreamlike state of being where not everything makes sense. The flutist and the electronics sculpt an abstract narrative, reflective of the atmosphere present in the dream.
This piece requires extended techniques such as tongue pizzicato, whistle tones, flutter tonguing, overblowing, air sounds, multiphonics, and harmonics.
Premiere: Underground Chamber at the Brunel Museum, London
Iceland Premiere: Dark Music Days Festival 2019