HAIKU, Maui, Nov 22, 2011 - Looks like our visit to Santa Monica has opened up a creative gusher in me. After posting my flute and piano rendition of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto last night, I had a very short sleep. I awakened after only 3.5 hours of with a dream in which I was doing a ceremony on behalf of large group, like the gathering I was at in Santa Monica.
Then as I was
waking up, I had another vision. I am kneeling before Miss Justice
(a sculpture in our home here which I bought in Thailand a few years
ago). And I am playing Figlio
Perduto (Lost Son) (which is based
on a theme from Beethoven's 7th Symphony) as my song of repentance
for my lost son Crispus in Constantine lifetime. In my mind's eye,
the statue before I am kneeling is MINERVINA, Crispus' mother, my
first wife 1700 years ago. Through this song and my flute, I am
asking her forgiveness for what I had done as Constantine. I had
also already done the same with Crispus through the ceremonies in
Pula (see Pula
Ceremony), and in Belgrade (Zemun)
- which you have not seen yet (I plan to work on that movie-story
later this week).
That's when I fully woke up. It was about 6:20AM. After I got up, I recreated the scene I saw in my dream-half awakened state...
After playing the Lost Son-song on my flute, I kneel down before Minervina asking her forgiveness as Crispus' mother. (The Miss Justice bronze statue is something I had bought in Thailand years ago. This is her permanent home inside the Rainbow Shower).
Then I realized, of course, why a revelation and inspiration like should happen today. It is another triple "11"-day (11-22-11) (see Importance of Masters' #11 in My Life).
And now, with that as a preamble, here's a 4-minute video I made later today about my Lost Son and his mother Minervina. The score includes two pianos, my flute, as well as a clip from Beethoven 7th symphony...
PS: Here is also the piano version of the same piece...
Figlio Perduto (Lost Son) - Piano version - by Bob Altzar (recorded on 11-07-11)
Finally, here is the original recording of this piece based on Beethoven's Seventh Symphony which was downloaded to me in dreamtime on Sep 22: