rory murphy


i pass as all things do



for harp, contrabass clarinet, and vibraphone

the piece is comprised of three contiguous sections; the first is focused on white noise, the second on pitched noise, and the third on purer tones. each section contains one ‘memory’, a shorter passage which is of a different character to the section it occupies

dedicated to the memory of Chester, and inspired by the death-haiku of Banzan (d. 15/08/1730):

i pass as all things do
dew on the grass

mame de iyo
mi wa narawashi no
kusa no tsuyu

performance in 2021 by:
John McCowen, contrabass clarinet
Matthias Engler, vibraphone
Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, harp