Do you learn and study Proto-Indo-European in order to write Water Prelude, or did you consult a linguist? After all, there are no surviving documents in PIE.
I reached out to a friend, who has a master's degree in linguistics, and he gave me the background on PIE. Then I reached out to Andrew Byrd, a professor of PIE in Kentucky, who helped me translate some basic words in PIE. The Water Prelude is just sung on variations of the word 'water' in PIE, so there isn't any ancient text per se.
No questions - just want to say that my wife and I are looking forward to the new album (keep up the great composing!). As a side note, we used Baba Yetu as the main recessional at our wedding as it was a perfect balance of non traditional music that fit us well, while providing her highly religious family with something they could appreciate :)Christopher Tin responded on 04/27/2014 Next question
Hi Christopher, I saw your show at carnegie Hall and it was awesome!Christopher Tin responded on 04/27/2014