CALLIGRAPHY 

 

YEAR

2010

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Solo Cello

Solo Viola

Solo Violin

 

DURATION

4 minutes

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

October 11, 2010

Jeremy Crosmer

 

University of Michigan

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Inspired by the art of Calligraphy, this short and blazingly fast work strives to capture the wild arcs and waves of this east asian art. The music is a perpetual motion with sudden outburst of energy, flourshing lines and propulsive rhythmic drive. This represents  the curvatures, squiggles, blots and lines of a calligrphers brush to a canvas; a kind of musical calligraphy.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

June 1, 2016: Bard Graduate Gallery, Danika Paskvan (Viola), New York, NY, USA

August 7, 2015: Bowdoin International Music Festival, Abigail Elder (Viola)

October 23, 2010: Jeremy Crosmer (Cello), MidWest Composers Symposium (CCM), Cincinnati, OH, USA

October 22, 2010: Yogyakarta Contmeporay Music Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia