August Afternoon - From the album, Like Never and Like Always available at: http://www.waxsimile.com/pu...
Music by Juliana Graffagna; lyrics adapted from “An August Afternoon” by Bronisław Maj; translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Robert Hass. Video by Maria Long
“An August Afternoon”
An August afternoon. Even here is heard
the rush of the glittering Raba.
We look at the mountains,
my mother and I. How clear the air is:
every dark spruce on Mount Lubon
is seen distinctly as if it grew in our garden.
An astonishing phenomenon—it astonishes my mother
and me. I am four and do not know
what it means to be four. I am
happy: I do not know what to be means
or happiness. I know my mother
sees and feels what I do. And I know
that as always in the evening
we will take a walk
far, up to the woods, already before long.
Actors: Rose Armin-Hoiland and Quinn Burch
Leslie Bonnett: voice, fiddle; Briget Boyle: voice; Juliana Graffagna: voice; Gari Hegedus: mandocello
Produced by Eric Oberthaler and True Life Trio
Recorded by David Luke at Opus Studios, Berkeley, CA in February 2015
Sound design, mixing, and mastering by Eric Oberthaler
© © 2016 True Life Trio