We must (2000)

Duration: 5'

Text: Charles Bukowski

3 sopr., 3 alto, 3 tenor, 3 bass vocalists

Premièred on june 27th 2002 at Uijlenburger Synagoge in Amsterdam by Cluster Kamerkoor conducted by Romain Bisschof


we must bring
our own light
to the darkness.

nobody is going
to do it
for us.

as the young boys
ski
down the slopes

as the fry cook
gets his last
paycheck

as dog chases
dog

as the chessmaster
loses more than
the game

we must bring
our own light
to the darkness.

nobody is going
to do it
for us,

as the lonely
telephone
anybody
anywhere

as the great beast
trembles
in nightmare

as the final season
leaps into
focus

nobody is going
to do it
for us.


Charles Bukovsky