Composer: Trevor Bača.
Forces: violin & piano.
Duration: 1 minute.
Atick in G • herbs and sweat bushmen forfend to hail • entranced by song: Just! lately uncles try to say the better part of patience • open song • so • Ng • agreat opinion unto the last instant • ions foolishly no red shift hijinks • a question ofd egre e folding up packing it in • bluegrey light • Mkata • serene • asil vers word • no eyes to send just
Red Shift Hijinks was written in 2005 as a celebration of the music & poetry of Carl D. Clark on the occasion of Carl’s 60th birthday. The title of the piece comes from Carl’s untitled poem (reproduced above) that first appeared in 1976 in the volume Desire, chasing a cow (POETRY) published Noumenon Press. Carl died in December 2010 after a life that was an unbroken 62-year commitment to the arts, to community and to a genuine politics of courage. Thank you, uncle, for pointing the way.