5 Sketches of Water (2014)

The 5 short pieces written in 2014 were inspired by 5 quotes from poems and Quran, all of which described different forms of water. The deeper meanings of the quotes, however, were related to memories, aging and death. I tried to mimic water on the piano by using different figures, and the form of each piece was modelled after the content in the text. The piece was written in loving memory of my Grandmother Huang Yeying (1932-2014), who passed away on the day I started working on the piece.

  1. The River
  2. Soft Rain
  3. Snow Flakes
  4. Vapor
  5. Still Water

Recorded by Qichen Jiang in October 2015, premiered by Neal Long on April 6, 2016.

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