till we’re all in a whirl hitting the ground: for Alto Saxophone and Bass Clarinet (2015)

performed by David Wegehaupt and Jeff Anderle, Jun. 2015, Splinter Reeds Concert (Berkeley, CA, USA)

Program Note:

The title “till we’re all in a whirl hitting the ground” comes from the lyrics “let’s cross over and over till we’re all in a whirl hitting the ground” of the song “Shall We Dance,” written by a Taiwanese indie-rock band Tizzy Bac. The story of the song is about lovers struggling to move on in spite of so many barriers and difficulties in between.

In this piece, I create a continuously decaying and receding form moving gradually from the loud chaotic “climax” to the silent fusion, in order to interpret the changing process of a relationship between two persons originally belonging to two different worlds but eventually getting closer to each other after a series of conflicts, struggles, dialogues, and compromises.

 

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