For two soloists and double chorus


Aphorism for two soloists and double chorus (1987), is built on a short poem by the American 19th century writer Emily Dickinson:

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death
Initial of creation
and exponent of breath

The content of the poem has worked as an incitement for the structure of the piece, so the largest chorus represents the perspective of eternity in slowly spun soundtextures of religious immobility, while the smaller chorus symbolizes creativity, impulsiveness and expressiveness. The soloists interprets the last statement in the poem, and become lyrical exponents for love as human – female and male – nerve of life, breathing.

But: between the lines of imaginary faithfulness our unspoken doubts are vibrating…