Advesperate is based on a Valentine’s day poem. The unabashed sentiment and traditional structure suggested setting it to resemble a sixteenth century Parisian chanson.
Maria Alejandra Velasquez Restrepo – voice
David Sossa Fernández – guitar
The rush is over now, the evening slides away. Bright crimson streaks fade into night.
The air is still and clear. We’re side by side out on our perch, to watch the stars alight.
Below the quiet surface there’s a bond: you’re woven into me like ripples hatched when water flows o’er pebbles in the stream.
Expansive view with water, hills and lights: We trace these lines each day with absent gaze,
A scaffold shared to hang our thoughts at night where each upon the other’s overlays.
Above the quiet surface there’s a bond: you’re woven into me like stars in sky. A wedge of ev’ning birds across the moon.
And in the stillness, sounds are hung in space between. I feel the glide of gentle air
So near. Your breath, it conjures up your taste. The silence amplifies your presence there.
Behind the quiet surface there’s a bond: you’re woven into me like flesh on bone. Your hand glides down the ripples on my spine.