Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spilt Milk • A Drinking Song • 2021


We were asked by the Groninger Museum to make a song with a painting from their collection in mind. Giorgio Morandi's still life with his familiar glasses and bottles stood out, because of its subtlety and repetitiveness. Qualities we felt at ease with. We don't know what's inside the bottles. It could be milk, could be wine, could be nothing. Yeat's 'A Drinking Song' turned out to complete the song perfectly. 

A Drinking Song - William Butler Yeats 

Wine comes in at the mouth 
And love comes in at the eye; 
That's all we shall know for truth 
Before we grow old and die. 
I lift the glass to my mouth, 
I look at you, and I sigh. 

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