Elusive Tangibility IV: 月見 (Tsukimi) (2008)
I clap my hands
and the echoes carry the dawn -
a Summer moon
Waves on the blue ocean
smell of rice wine -
the moon of tonight
a chance to rest
the moon thins to a thread -an insect's cry.
Basho Matsuo (1644-1694)
Duration: 7 Minutes
Instrumentation: AFl(+BFl) BCl(+CbCl), Tbn, 1Perc, Vla, Vc
World Première: 24th May 2011, Cuvilliès Theatre, Munich; Ensemble Recherche
UK Première: 5th November 2011, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London; London Sinfonietta, Martyn Brabbins (Cond.)
Commissioned by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
This piece was featured on the CD "Shadow Walker", and released on the Col Legno label. You can hear the piece in full at the Col Legno website, here.