Farewell Feathered Friends No.1
Farewell Feathered Friends No.1, for piccolo and audio was composed April 2020 and is dedicated to Ilonka Kolthof. FFF No.1 is a dialogue for piccolo and 5 endangered birds, composed for ‘Music for Empty Spaces’ at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, May 28 2020, during the pandemic. The performance was broadcasted live from an empty hall on Dutch Radio 4, including a live video streaming. All birds you hear in FFF No.1 are endangered, due to climate change or pollution. Margaret Lancaster performed the American premiere of FFF No.1 at Merkin Hall and added a video to the music.
00 numenius tenuirostris (slender billed curlew)
1:08 fulica cristata (red-knobbed coot)
1:38 anser erythropus( lesser white-fronted goose)
1:52 pelagodroma marina (white faced storm petrel)
2:54 emberiza aureola (yellow-breasted bunting)