"Fit pullus a nido volans, qui iterum cadit in nidum" Maier, Scrutinium chymicum (1687)
[ Quadrature: The Squaring of the Circle ]
"And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from one brim to the other; it was round all about, and a line of thirty cubits did compass it." I Kings 7.23
Temenos was composed for Temenos (Laoise O'Brien, recorders and Paul Roe, clarinets) with première at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin on May 24th 2015 in a pairing with 'Embers I' by painter George Vaughan.