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‘Mirage’ for viola and piano (2002)

In Program Notes on October 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Novels are not dissertations. They should be structures consisting of dreams, delusions and speculations in all its aspects. If there would be remains of unsuccessful descriptions which chill readers as “How ridiculous!”, that’s that.—

This is a quotation from the late Mr. Yutaka Haniya, who was the author of unfinished spectacular Death Spirits (Shirei). And also these words coincide with my conception of composition. Composition is, all things considered, a musical trick. It must be fun with musical spirits.

What mirage could be born of veiled tones of a viola encountering with brilliant tones of a piano like a keyboard percussion?

Listen to this piece [12:24] mp3

Work for viola and piano

In Past Events on October 4, 2010 at 4:53 am

Exhibition of Contemporary Music 2003
The Evening of Strings Works
Organization: Japan Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM Japanese Section)

Friday 28th February 2003
Tsuda Hall

The programme includes
‘Mirage’ for viola and piano
Yuki Hyakutake: viola
Kazuoki Fujii: piano