Shimmering in the Air (氤氳微光): for haegeum, viola, and electronics (2018)

 

performed by Soo Yeon Lyuh and Ellen Ruth Rose

Program Note:

Shimmering in the Air is written for haegeum player Soo Yeon Lyuh and violist Ellen Ruth Rose. As the title indicates, this piece, by using plenty of air noise and harmonics from the instruments as well as the resonator and amplification from the electronics, aims at shaping a kind of atmosphere filled with light but bright timbres, metaphors of sparkling, shimmering fragments of lights scattering in the air, just like some fragments of memories flashing upon us yet quickly fading out and eventually forgotten in our life.

樂曲解說:

〈氤氳微光〉一曲是為奚琴演奏家 Soo Yeon Lyuh 與中提琴演奏家 violist Ellen Ruth Rose 所作(奚琴是韓國傳統二弦樂器, 演奏方式與中國二胡類似,但音色更加低沉粗獷)。 在此曲中,我大量使用器樂的氣聲與泛音,並加上共鳴共振器 (resonator)與擴音(amplification)的即時電聲效果,隱喻如碎片般散落在空氣中的微光,試圖塑造如曲名般、在朦朧中 透出輕微閃光的氛圍,同時也紀念許多生命中一閃而逝的時光片段。對我而言,這些微光彷彿一些散落在生命中的記憶碎片 ,突然閃現,卻又倏忽即逝,最終被我們所遺忘。

 

logo(本創作計畫獲財團法人國家藝術基金會2018年音樂創作補助)

 
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