THREE VISIONS 

YEAR

2010

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Violin & Orchestra

3(3.picc)23(3.bass)3(3.contra)/

4331/timp+3/hp/str

 

DURATION

15 minutes

 

MOVEMENTS

I. Iron Temple

II. Temple in the Snow

III. Ignited Temple

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

April 9, 2012

Ignace Jang (Violin)

University of Hawaii Symphony

Conducted by Henry Miyamura

PROGRAM NOTE

Three Visions is inspired by several Japanese woodprints depicting large structures that are either temples or exude the ambience of a sacred temple. Iron Temple is based on the image of a large Japanese temple bell. The artwork is stark with the bell itself a mammoth-like iron temple. The second movement illustrates the image of a temple or pagoda covered snow. These prints are beautifully mysterious and self-reflective. The finale, Ignited Temple, is inspired by prints portraying warfare. These prints are dense, noisy, vibrant and violent with temples and landscapes set ablaze in ferocious violence and combat. 

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