Patricia Ann Repar

for oboe, viola, and tape

ca. 9'45"


it's endless weeping

one slowly descending tear at a time

with a hint of tenderness

hovering in the sweet echoes of lullaby

but mostly it's thunder and rigor and passionate commitment

for nothing more than a

single moment of connection

and an unremarkable knowing

that somewhere the weeping has stopped

Special thanks to the artists and producers of the CD The Thula Project: An Album of South African Lullabies. The digital accompaniment for Alex includes short excerpts from 3 of the cuts on the CD- Homolela Ngwanaka, Umlolozelo and Rhaliwent.