• Karsten Fundal
  • The Position of the Sparrow (1989)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • vc
  • Baritone
  • 10 min

Programme Note

For violincello and barytone.

Words by a Japanese anonymous zen-munk.

Because the whole is part
there is not a whole
that is not part
And all those happenings
a billion years ago
are happening
all around us: Time
Indeed this morning
the sparrow hopped about
in that nebulous
a million lightyears hence
And since the morning is void
anything can be
since mornings a billion years from now
are nothingness.
We can behold them.
The sparrow stirs
The universe moves slightly.