Laketwo flutes (1999/rev.2004)
|Commission||Orlando Cela and Masumi Yoneyama|
|Premiere||Orlando Cela and Masumi Yoneyama, on January 18, 2000 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston|
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.