Wandering without thought of return, beyond the horizons ...
About the process: Beyond the horizons is the third part of the contemporary EP-series which features piano and classical music. It is a contemplative musical interpretation of thoughts and worlds beyond what can be said and refers to the Japanese aesthetics Yūgen. The four songs were composed and played live on my Roland JD-800 synthesizer in winterly nights of January/February 2016. Main frequency of the EP is 429,0 Hz.
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"Tsin Pau" / Carlos Montemayor
(from the Spanish by Bob Hays)
At nightfall I walk out into the garden.
I hear the purling of river water,
the chirr of nocturnal insects, wind
stirring the leaves of the trees.
There is no more wine in the house.
Above the mountains the sky is clear,
flecked with countless stars.
Why does the sky seem vaster
when there is no moon?
The darkness covers trees, footpaths, hills.
I can feel the world moving out there
in the dark, preparing things yet to come.
Why now does the silence seem vaster?
Night is densest down by the river.
I no longer know what to think.
I do not know if the night sky is an image
of what one day I will become,
or of what I might already be.
released January 1, 2017
Music by Jana Rockstroh
Cover photography by tharathepptl