More daringly terse was Jeremy Gill’s superb Eliot Fragments, whose episodes jumped off from T.S. Eliot quotations to create stark, explosive sound pictures that went to extremes within seconds.
– Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 March 2009
Eliot Fragments (for Carter) was commissioned by Network for New Music in honor of Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday and was premiered at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space in New York, NY.
I. “In my end is my beginning”
II. “Because I do not hope to turn again”/”Because I do not hope”/”Because I do not hope to turn”
III. “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each”
IV. “Life is very long”
V. “Time and the bell have buried the day”/”(But our beginnings never know our ends!)”