2 violins, guitar, double bass,
percussion -- 9'20"
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This piece was inspired by the traditional Chinese
shadow puppet shows. The composer is particularly
attracted by the colorful shadow puppets, with elegant
lines and shapes enhanced by the illumination of
light. The relationship between the puppets and their
projections brings forth association and imagination.
Under the aesthetic principle of the virtual and real
worlds, the composer exploits layers of sounds,
shadings of colors, clustering versus scattering,
abruption versus continuation, and enrichment versus
dissipation. A philosophical construct in music is
thereby created with intertwining exchanges of
presence and absence.
Instrumentation - violin 1; violin 2; guitar; double
bass; Percussion: vibraphone, xylophone, bongo,
triangle, bamboo wood chimes, tam-tam, tom tom,
tibetan cymbals, cymbal, wind chime, Chinese tongu
"Reflections" world-premiered at the
National Concert Hall in Taipei on November 9, 2011, by
the Yen Ensemble:.