Variant 6

Variant 6

fall and decline
a world premiere of Greg Brown


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

February 16, 2019 | 7:30pm | Princeton NJ
Presented by contemporary undercurrent of song Project (CUSP) | $20 Adults | $10 Students at the door

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. 


Gregory W. Brown - Fall and Decline (World Premiere, 2019)

Carlo Gesualdo - selections from Tenebrae responsoria (1611)
Robert White - selections from Lamentations of Jeremiah a6 (c.1560)
Benjamin C.S. Boyle - selections from Lamentations of Jeremiah (2012)
Paul Fowler - First Pink (2016)
Lansing McCloskey - Dear World (2016)

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...