biocompositiongraphic/ web


a hole in a flute (2009)
mixed choir, harp and hand percussion

based on the poetry of Hafiz
in translations of Daniel Ladinsky

Hafiz was a Persian mystical poet who lived in the 14th century. His ecstatic poetry describes his relation to the Divine in very personal, sometimes erotic, always joyful terms.

Written with thanks for Katie Lyons-Pingree, my favorite harpist.

As there hasn't been a performance yet, here's a computer demo:

a hole in a flute

a hole in a flute-demo (for choir and harp with percussion) from William Fletcher on Vimeo.