‘Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses’ (2018)
for violin, viola and violoncello
Approx. Duration: 8’
Commissioned by the Park Lane Group for performance by the Eblana String Trio in the Southbank Soundstate Sessions, Purcell Room, London (17/01/19)
‘You have overcome yourself: but why do you show yourself to me only as the one overcome? I want to see the victor: throw roses into the abyss and say, "Here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me”’
Friedrich Nietzsche, posthumous fragments dating November 1882 to February 1883.
©Cover Image: 'I Throw Roses' Painting by Grace-Evangeline Mason 2018