empty rooms

small ensemble

"empty rooms" refers to a line at part V of the poem "The waste Land" by T. S. Eliot:

Which an age of prudence can never retract

By this, and this only, we have existed
Which is not to be found in our obituaries
Or in memories draped bat he beneficent spider

Or under seals broken by the lean solicitor
In our empty rooms



T. S. Eliot was the favourite poet of the James Avery. Actually we both togehter planned a large project, in which the poem "The waste Land" should play a major role. Unfortunately James Avery died before the realization and so at the moemnt there only exists these fragment...
The piece has had it's first performance at the first anniversary of the death of James Avery.
For Jim!