Mimi Spelunking was written in Dresden, Germany, and was finalized in Visby, Sweden, throughout 2018 to 2019. From my formative years, I have been paranoid about water entering my ears. Learning that water can enter the ear through any exposure to water, I always wished that I could shrink myself to a size of a grain of rice and enter into my ear canals with a bucket to drain the water.
During the initial stages of the composition process for this work, I revisited my imagination of entering, or spelunking into my own ears. Each section was carefully composed to accurately portray the spelunking experience with aural expressions.
“Mimi” is a Japanese word for “ears”.
January 29, 2019 (World Premiere)
Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden, Germany