Mezi horami (In the mountains) is a Moravian folk song deeply rooted in my past, influencing much of my early musical taste. The tune and its content carry the weight of a story of an unfortunate death and its subsequent tragic love devotion conveyed in such a lyrical manner – that is typical to the culture – and alleviate the heaviness of passing and transform suffering into beauty. Much like many composers are able to do so, this, too, is my personal search for such means and ability.
2022 Walden School Faculty Commissioning Project, featuring Warp Trio in the world premiere performance.
Recording: Alex Christie