Struggle Naive Disillusionment of Goals Graceful Fall

Symvisio IV: Circling the Square

Homage to the number 4

In four unfoldments

1st Unfoldment---------------------------Spring
2nd Unfoldment-------------------------Summer
3rd Unfoldment--------------------------Autumn
4th enfoldment---------------------------Winter

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  The theme of this Symvisio was inspired by the American Indian mythology, and its compositional structure by the well-known four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Essentially, the composition is made up of some five hundred twelve circular arcs -- and hence its name.

Mohsen Janatpour                    
 Spring 2002                             
San Mateo, California