I do not know
Duration: 7 Minutes
I do not know is a setting of an emotionally charged poem on the subject of depression by Garth Bardsley, my close friend and frequent collaborator.
The version with piano was completed on 22 October 2020 in Potsdam, NY.
The version with fixed media was completed on 24 January 2021 in Potsdam, NY.
I do not know is approximately 7 minutes in duration.
I do not know when the door closed
Or when the light escaped without
And the heavy air was trapped within
I do not know when the darkness thickened
Or when its satin fingers masked my eyes
Whilst its velvet weight pressed down upon my heart
I do not know when I ceased to move
Or when my fractured thoughts ran dry
When all that remained was my shallow breath
That held me fast
I do not know when it came to pass
Or how the past released its hold
That now might set me free
Garth Bardsley, Coulston 2020
© 2020 Garth Sheridan Bardsley (PRS). All rights reserved.
Monday, April 5, 2021 at The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, by Donald George.