Iris

It has been a while since I posted something from Mixing Colours, last year’s ambient music collaboration between brothers Roger and Brian Eno. I appreciate the compilation and have shared several pieces from it, as you will note if you read one of my previous posts, the one on “Verdigris.”

At the end of a busy and full day of work, sunshine and play, it feels good to settle into a peaceful track like “Iris.” Seeing this video on a list reminded me that our irises are flowering in Sweety’s perennial garden. They’re such beautiful flowers, and I have to keep reminding myself to go by the far side of the house to look at them for the short time they are in bloom.

Irises from my sweety’s garden. Photo by Steve West

As part of their promotion of Mixing Colours, the record label Deutsche Grammophon and the Eno brothers hosted an international competition and invited the submission of videos to accompany the musical pieces. They received over 1,700 entries and posted them on a promotional website

Now you know a little about why this is my Song of the Day for Today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the video Mirjam Klever of Scotland submitted for the track, “Iris.” The fluttering of the leaves is a relaxing, calming thing to accompany the soft piano sounds.

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