fall and decline
a world premiere of Greg Brown


February 15, 2019 | 8pm | The rotunda, Philadelphia PA
presented by bowerbird concerts

February 16, 2019 | 7:30pm | Princeton NJ
Presented by contemporary undercurrent of song (CUSP) 

Variant 6 presents the world premiere of Greg Brown's Fall and Decline, a new work for voices and electronics based on texts of Sadakichi Hartmann, Eprenius, Todd Hearon, Edward Gibbon, and Omar Khayyam. The work contemplates the inevitable decline of all things natural and manmade. Presented with Bowerbird Concerts and the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song series in Princeton, NJ. 

Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one...