for solo flute fl
in 4 movements
ca 6 minutes
commissioned by Ching-yi Ho
Premiere: April 28th, 2006 by Ching-yi Ho; Eugene OR
- Oct 23rd, 2006 by Monica Sauer; Phoenix, AZ, part of Society of Composers Inc Student National Conference 2006
- April 17th, 2008; Huntsville, TX, part of Society of Composers Inc Region VI Conference 2008
- The moon looms ???
- Pale white moon ???
- Black mountain lament ???
- Cloud & Moon Dance ???
This is a piece commissioned by Ching-yi Ho. The project began with a premise that it would have a flavor of traditional Chinese flute music. I eventually added in more influence of the Japanese shakuhachi, Chinese qin music and a bit more of my own imaginary dance form. Soon after all was set, I started hearing bits and fragments of melody when I walked in the dark woods under the full moon, and the piece came together soon afterward.