magic manju (2023)
for Electric Guitar
ca. 7 min.
ResMusica: Les créations de Voix Nouvelles à Royaumont (Sept. 14, 2023)
magic manju explores the human ability to be able to "overwrite" our memory to fit our preferred narrative. Consider, for example, the experience of long-distance driving. When embarking on a car journey from Paris to Berlin, one might initially observe and immerse themselves in the journey's intricate details. However, as the trip progresses, the mind naturally sifts through these experiences, retaining and prioritizing the moments deemed significant. This continuous process of sampling, editing, and overwriting occurs in real-time, resulting in a compressed and restructured recollection of the journey, capturing only the essential highlights exhaustively filtered through our minds. Is the personal memories we remember and hold dear merely a creation of our imagination within us?
"Manju (饅頭)" is a Japanese word for a traditional Japanese flour-based pastry filled with anko red bean paste.
September 10, 2023 (World Premiere)
Festival Royaumont: En création
Fondation Royaumont, Asnières-sur-Oise, France
Yaron Deutsch (elec. gt.)