Run in A Graveyard (2008)

About the Work

for bass flute and electronics

Duration: ca. 15 mins

World premiere recording by Claire Chase on album Aliento (New Focus Recordings, 2011)

commissioned by the Fromm Foundation


Program Notes

Imagine, one afternoon you go into a graveyard, any graveyard in total silence and stillness, you start to run, run so fast that your feet almost lifted…


a beating heart
hot blood in the veins
moving through the air, with the feet arching over the earth after a while
the motion and the stillness are inseparable
and incongruous
the presence of stillness
at the heart of movement
of repose at the heart of the race
of respect within transgression
the flying objects
the inseparable, you are the dead, the dead is you,
you feel the long-gone intimacy, you love each other at
that moment.

– Du Yun

Aliento

“The entire album is a knockout.”
—Chicago Reader

“stunning…”
—American Record Guide

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