Night; Again (1994)



Solo Guitar



"Night: Again” contains five elements that are structures for improvisation. The arrows connecting each element are the roadmaps. No silence is noted, but instead acts as an important parameter to be used at the discretion of the performer. The work should be at least five minutes in length. Each element need not appear in its entire form, or even appear at all. The performance should start with element number 1, which is the element closest to the top of the page. Originally conceived as a work to be performed with a solo dancer (also improvising on the structures), “night: Again” can also be performed as a solo or even an ensemble piece. “night: Again” was inspired by a book entitles “Night” by Elie Wiesel. 

"...never shall I forget that night, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed... Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never."

--Elie Wiesel