Cello, Accordion, Tape
Duration 12:30 min.
Commissioned by Duo AZAK with funds from the Arts Council of Finland. Dedicated to Andrea Carola Kiefer
First performance on November 6, 2008, in Würzburg, Germany by Anikó Zeke, cello and Andrea Carola Kiefer, accordion
Recording: Sauna, Ensemble Works, Edition Troy EDTCD 005 (2016), Daniel Sorour, cello and Felix Kroll, accordion
The title of this ritualistic and mystical work means the bird crane and refers to a constellation with the same name. The constellation Grusglitters in the skies of the southern hemisphere. In ancient Egypt, the crane was a symbol of celestial observation. If one looks up into the sky on a starry night, it’s easy to understand why those ancient stargazers connected so many mythological stories to the constellations. TR, 2008