Walking, Walking

Walking, Walking (2003)
The inspiration and basic musical materials of Walking, Walking have their origin in a song by the Chilean musician Victor Jara, a central figure in that country's "new song" movement. Walking, Walking explores aspects and qualities of the act of walking, the rhythm and pace of walking and thinking, the balance of working and idling, and the, at times, meandering, light-hearted quality of walking. The piece reflects the last lines of a poem by Jara:

For how long have I been arriving

How long ago did I leave

How long have I walked

Since when have I been walking?


Walking, Walking was written for Thomas Schultz; the writing of the piece was supported by Subito, a grant program of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Composers Forum.

Walking, Walking
Published by Lantro Music - Belgium

Walking,  Walking