As the piece’s name “Kairos” means: the fleeting rightness of time and place that creates the opportune atmosphere for action, words, or movement; this piece with its own sense of time and place creates the opportune atmosphere for the performer’s actions and words in two movements.

• Program notes about Mvt. I - “Imaginary, Symbolic and Real”:
This movement is a clarification against a world overloaded by meanings and symbols, a short manifest against “The Pressure of Meaning” as Slavoj Žižek would say.
As this whole concept is influenced by Jacques Lacan’s “Three orders” theory, it is dedicated to him. The musical materials used in this piece are natural sounds of singing skylarks, sounds of everyday life, and modal music (Persian).

The text that been used in this movement:

Symbols are meaningless
And Images are just illusions
Reality lies far beyond all these
Somewhere near your existence
Let’s go to the unknown

• Program notes about Mvt. II – “Shabān farib (The skylark)”:
The very basic idea of this movement comes from the Japanese Haiku of Ampu:

The skylark
Its voice alone fell,
Leaving nothing behind.

Talking about skylarks, the main musical material of this movement comes from the singing skylarks,specially one kind: “Greater hoopoe-lark” that appears the most in desserts of Middle East; and the concept of this movement comes from an old Persian idiom about this skylark that in Persian they call it “Shabān farib”; the idiom is about a person who tries to catch this skylark, at first the skylark looks like a dying bird and when the hunter goes near it, it awakes and flies a little away, and this inconclusive process goes on and on.
In Persian they call the hunter of this skylark “Ablahe dun” which means idiot. It’s the story of humans trying to hunt their desires and dreams.


The piece is dedicated to violinist Dejana Sekulic
Written in 2015, Cologne, Germany
Recorded in 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Excerpt from score