'La Mia Coppa Trabocca' is a composition that takes the concept of water as its central and guiding theme.
This current version has been adapted for solo piano performance from the original commission for piano and 2-channel electronic sounds.
Inspired by the location of the city of Trieste and Psalm 23, the theme of water is used to allude to ideas not only of nourishment and cleansing, but also the power of unconditional love.
However the work also seeks to reflect on those undertaking journeys – often across perilous waters – in search of a better life, and in that sense, it is a challenge to us all to receive with openness and respect those we meet along our path. Indeed the musical material is constructed in some way as an exercise – for both performer and audience alike – in dissolving boundaries we may encounter.
'La Mia Coppa Trabocca' refers to Verse 5 of the Psalm, 'My Cup Runneth Over', which here is interpreted as a direct reference to an overflowing love for humanity.
The work was commissioned by Rev. Ulrike Eichler of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trieste, and was premiered there in its original version by the composer on 1st July 2016. Below is a link to the composer's performance of this original version in Visby, Sweden on 28th February 2018.
The work is dedicated to Rev. Ulrike Eichler.