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The poetry of
the image,
the peculiar
correlation between
the static and the
dynamic therein,
the idea of
fluidity-through-
constants gave me
the prime impetus
to compose
this piece.

Märt-Matis Lill

 

 

 

all of them
rolling like
waves in to the seashore
..............

.Music:

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The River Of Heaven
(excerpts 1-3)

Performed by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by
Risto Joost.

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Evi Arujärv, music critic:
«Lill's music is distinguished for its unfocussed, relaxed concept of time - a wave-like, chain-like progression. Instead of architectonics, the emphasis is on breathing: successive phrases emerge, none of them introducing any new life-pattern or fresh energy, all of them rolling like waves in to the seashore»
(Muusika no.5, 2003)

 

The River of Heaven participates
at UNESCO's International Rostrum of Composers 2003
in Vienna in the category of compsers under 30.

 

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««The River of Heaven» is the name given by the Far-Eastern cultures to the starry axis that is known in the West as the Milky Way (and in Estonia as Linnutee). The particular image embedded in those words has enthralled me for a long time: I am attracted to the distinctly dynamic essence which, in a way, extends or enriches the relatively static, immutable character conveyed by the name Milky Way (or Linnutee). The River of Heaven is also a singularly poetic image. And the poetry of the image, the peculiar correlation between the static and the dynamic therein, the idea of fluidity-through-constants gave me the prime impetus to compose this piece.
The composition is structurally based on a North Estonian folk song - or more precisely, on a certain fragment of the song that, similarly to the image of «the river of heaven», has fascinated me for quite a while. I have utilised this song-fragment as a structural constituent earlier on. Curiously enough, this four-note figure does not seem to exhaust itself yet. Rather to the contrary: it keeps revealing new levels and further possibilities of development.»
Märt-Matis Lill

 

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