version for clarinet and fluteclarinet and flute (1999/rev.2004)
|Premiere||Jessi Rosinski and Michael Norsworthy, Paine Hall, Harvard University on Nov 12, 2005|
Lake was composed after I spent sometime in a Buddhist monastery in upstate New York in the early spring of 1999. In an evening while walking alone by the side of the lake, I caught the sight of a “V” shape floating and extending on the surface of the water. It was a beaver taking a swim under the moon. I wished then to write a piece of music that served as the silent surface of water on which performers could inscribe their signatures in sounds.