The title Par-feshani-ye 'Eshq translates, in English, to The Fluttering Wings Of Love and was taken from a text by the 18th century Sufi poet Bidel. Each brief movement takes a couplet from the poem as inspiration, drawing on an extraordinary array of images of clay pots on waterwheels, a nightingale’s fluttering wings, weighty fetters links and the world’s garden roses.
The work is dedicated to friends Renée Reznek and Bruce Wannell. Bruce introduced Harrison to the poetry of Bidel and Renée had the privilege of performing the piece on its premiere performance.
Australian born freelance composer and performer Sadie Harrison’s unique fusion of elements from indigenous Lithuanian music and poetry with her own modernist, often abrasive, style have led her to be compared with Bartok, but with her own warmth and grandeur.
Since 2012 Harrison has been working alongside a long list of well accomplished musicians; Paul Carey, Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Sergej Okrushko, Alex South, Duncan Honeybourne are among many who have had the privilege work with Harrison so far. Performances of Harrison's works have been given across the world by Lontano, London Chamber Symphony, Music Projects/ London, Ixion, Okeanos, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Kokoro and the St. Christopherus Chamber Orchestra, and many others.