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Monday, March 9, 2015

Daylight Saving

"Carlo Domeniconi possibly is most well known for his 1985 piece Koyunbaba. The name is Turkish and literally translates as "sheep-father" (koyun-baba), or "shepherd." Some sources also translate it as "the spirit of the sheep". It can also refer to many other things, including a 15th-century mystical saint-like figure whose grave is decorated with coloured bits of cloth by Turkish villagers seeking his help with family problems. "Koyunbaba" is also the family name of his descendants, who still reside in the area, and the name of a wild, dry region of Southwest Turkey. According to local legend, the area is seemingly cursed - numerous people who have attempted to rent or purchase the land from the Koyunbaba family have died or fallen ill. Domeniconi has referred to two specific examples: one was a German woman who wanted to keep the area in its natural and unspoiled state, but was soon stricken with cancer. The other was one of three sons of the Koyunbaba family who suddenly sold some of the land, but then hanged himself."     From Wikipedia

Metamorphosis of brilliance to genius, transcendence of chattering mind to pure spirit; from dry fertile deserts of knowledge to most profound wisdom.  Marco Baronchelli playing Carlo Domeniconi's composition 'Koyunbaba' Op. 19.


  1. What is it Mark? It looks a little like our Jay in the second one but much more delicate. I love the way the lichen is reflected in its eye ring. Beautiful.

  2. Wonderful. Love the grey background it makes the bird stand out.
    Have a nice day Mark.