It Is Pain Flowing Down Slowly On A White Wall for Accordion and Strings was composed by Bent Sørensen in 2010-11. Co-commissioned by ULTIMA - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Trondheim Soloists and Telemark Chamber Orchestra.
Programme Note It is pain flowing down slowly on a white wall – the sentence – the title – was given to me by a Hungarian woman in August 2008. She put a note with the sentence in my hand after a festival and told me that my music reminded her of the sentence, written by a Hungarian poet. It is music full of slow motion – full of sorrow – full of tangos with no dancers. Maybe I imagined the tears of an accordion player flowing down slowly on the bellow of the instrument. Bent Sørensen