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Memorial tribute to Ayyub Malik

Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, London


Ayyub Malik

How do I pronounce your name?

You never told me how.

How will you hear me now?

Six years ago we met

At a private viewing in Ealing

In a beautiful space, much like this

People from all works of life

Admiring the works of the artist

Who might have been among us.

You became the rock in my turbulent world

I was that damsel in distress who called on you for help.

You, who teased me for my eccentric ways

You, who challenged my conservative views

You, who showed me the road not taken.

The conversations I will never have again

The pleasure of your company I will miss

The comfort of a friendship so dear

Who can take your place?

Who dare speak your mind?

My music is my good-bye.

10 September 2008

Related links:
Ayyub Malik: architect, ceramicist, writer, a Bon Journal entry,
3 January 2008
Planning the memorial tribute concert for Ayyub Malik, 9 September 2008
Parry Rooms
Rehearsal of Encounter, 9 Sept 08
Memorial Tribute Concert Programme, 2-page PDF
Ayyub Malik orbituary in RIBA,
March 2008 (1-page PDF)
Encounter for violin and cello, youtube video clip
Elegy for string quintet,
youtube video clip (8 min)
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Anne Ku at Ilp in May 2001
Anne Ku

writes about her travels, conversations, thoughts, events, music, and anything else that is interesting enough to fill a web page. She has written and produced two chamber operas, premiered in Utrecht, Netherlands. See her publication list for more.
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