Hentai Beetle (2022)
for contrabass and percussion
Commissioned by Seiya Kondoh (Japan)
ca. 12 min.
One morning a few years ago, I suddenly could not get out of bed. To look back at the situation now, perhaps I was a little tired with simultaneously undertaking multiple projects, as well as moving and applying for an extension of my visa in a foreign land. Fortunately, the condition did not last long for me. However, while lying on bed, I scanned my eyes across the ceiling, and felt like this situation would continue in eternity.
There are many analyses of Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”. However, this experience has made me realize that this phenomenon of turning into an insect just may be more common and familiar to us than we imagine it to be.
December 9, 2022 (World Premiere)
Gen-On Pegasus Concert: Ghost in the Double Bass
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Seiya Kondoh (Cb.) and Mizuki Aita (Perc.)