Still Life With Wave
Instrumentation: flute and alto saxophone
Motivated by Hokusai’s woodblock print entitled The Great Wave off Kanagawa, this work considers small musical cells that pattern and shift as analogous to the nature of water in tumultuous motion. Cells interlock and cross-pollinate like eddies and currents. Seen (or heard) from a broad perspective, these tiny motions may seem static, bubbling with potential energy, but still – like a snapshot of a tidal wave before collapse.
This work was a winner of the Duo Fujin 2012 Weekend Composition Competition.