In Praise of Shadowssolo flute (2005)
|Premiere||November 12, 2005; Paine Hall, Harvard University; Jessi Rosinski, flute|
In Praise of Shadows for flute was commissioned by and dedicated to Masahiro Arita. It was named after Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s inspiring essay on traditional Japanese architecture In Ei Lai San. I was introduced to this book by Takae, and the world has changed its color ever since I opened its first page. It is a mysterious darkness that only the genius of Tanizaki can illuminate.