This work is part of a group of four compositions created expressly for use in the show Imaginary Journeys of 1999. This show is inspired by short stories by the Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda, which we have taken to various cities in Catalonia. The four works are:
-The fallen flower
-Path that finishes
The show was directed by Ferran Frauca, and the performers were: Ferran Frauca himself as rapsoda and singer, Titon Frauca as singer and rapsoda, and a servant as interpreter of psalter, singer and rapsoda.
I made the four compositions about classical Japanese poems called Haikus
, poetic style I discovered at that time and which I have used in many occasions, as now in the show Lake
or in the song Midday's Haikus
In particular this work is inspired by a poem by the poet Seifu-yo, known as Enomoto Seifu Yo, Japanese poet of the early eighteenth century.
The Haikus consist of small poems of very few verses that portray in a subtle and sensitive way moments of poetic contemplation towards nature.
The instrumentation of this work is for three voices.
Later I agglutinated this four works in one, calling it Four Haikus,
for youth choir.
Work included in the shows
li ensenyes una flor
i obre la boca.
Little child (English translation)
you show him a flower
and he opens the mouth.
Little child (version for two sopranos and contralto, of the show Water Nymphs) (1'05):
Little child (version for baritone, bass and soprano of the show Imaginary Journeys) (0'59):
- Voices: Montserrat Cristau, Maite Mer, Imma Presas, Glòria Garcés, Vera Krasnoperaova and Georgina Reyner
Concert at the Municipal Theater of Girona on February 10, 2013.