Bird of Time Farshid Samandari

Bird of Time is based on two quatrains of Omar Khayyám and corresponding translations of Edward Fitzgerald-though only one appears in original Farsi. Music is derived from eight relatively short samples. Each sample was recorded as a whole, independent of its potential role in this project. Moreover five distinct envelopes have shaped micro and macro scale relations and have dominated various filtering and processing units.

Come fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter--and the Bird is on the Wing.

Yesterday This Day’s Madness did prepare;
To-morrow’s Silence, Triumph, or Despair:
Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: 1. MacBook Pro 15 2. motu 828mk2 3. Shure KSM44 microphone
  • Software used: 1. Peak 2. Soundsoap 3. LogicPro
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:48
  • Production: University

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