Sky Over The Lake (2023) for mixed choir and sound objects. Text by Ann Keniston. P: Swedish Radio Choir, c. Kaspars Putnins, Arve Henriksen (trumpet), Anders Jormin (contrabas), Sinikka Langeland (kantele). Baltic Sea Festival 2023. Mysterious lake. Silence and emptiness. A lonely kayak passing in the dark near the dock. The faint noise of the boat engine. The mysterious pull of darkness and the silvery glow of moonlight. The ghostly whispers of the wind, the long shadows of the trees, heavy silence. The world begins and ends in darkness, like a closed circle.
My composition is a meditation on the effect of darkness on the mind. Heavy thoughts will creep forward in the presence of night, faint whispers and faded memories will haunt in distorted reality. One might get a glimpse of the Moon´s dark side, which is always in the shadow, and which one will never see from Earth. Of the lakes that have dried up and are always on the shadow side, pierced by craters.
Ann Keniston – Dock sky over the lake, an emptiness on an emptiness the paler space of sky retained useless as the kayak passing in the near dark close by the dock not metaphor or ghost