for five female voices.
Sudan was the last male northern white rhino. His passing was in 2018 but it was only In September 2019 when I watched a documentary about him. Guarded by armed men against poachers, It was shocking and at the same time touching to see this giant, so tender and vulnerable in his last moments.
The text was made up of newspaper snippets.
The composition is dedicated to the WWF.
Duration: ca. 2 '
his eye, a sad black dot in his massive, wrinkled face
a noble head of an old warrior
a majestic rectangle of strong bone
his armour battered
victim of futile human destructiveness
guarded by armed men who stand
vigilantly and caringly with him
the passing of the very last of something
soon vanished from the face of the earth
an image of brutality