Commissioned by Ensemble for New Music Tallinn

Dedication

Ukraine

Category

Ensemble

​Sub category

Small Ensemble

Composed

2022

Duration

11 minutes

Availability

Orchestration

flute, bass clarinet, piano, viola, cello

First performed

May 10, 2022, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, conductor Arash Yazdani; MARCO – museum of contemporary art, Vigo, Spain

Program notes:

In this piece, I channel my thoughts for all the people who have suffered and are suffering as a result of Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine.

Due to unfortunate events, there is an additional dedication to my father, whose soul now flies freely over the seas like a swan.

The work is multi-voiced, there is an idea of the beating of the swans’ wings – symbolising beauty, human dignity, strength and greatness, just like Ukrainians today, fighting for their freedom.
There are the voices of sirens – symbolising acts against humanity.
There is a tune like a lullaby from my home island of Kihnu, symbolising sadness, a song without words to hold the memory of those who have lost their lives due to
the Russian aggression.

Sláva Ukrayíni!