Mu Absence (2020)
ca. 8 min.
Awards and Honors
Hot Air Music Festival 2021 Call for Scores
Unlike European landscape paintings, Japanese landscape paintings consciously deny the depiction of a realistic sense of distance in the middle ground. By placing “ma” in the center of the painting, it expresses the distinctive spatio-temporal aesthetics found in Japanese expressions, while viewers are able to perceive the imperceptible. Mu Absence seeks to identify the imperceptible within the degrading reverberations between two notated sounds of the piano.
”Mu" is a Japanese homonym with meanings such as "nothing", "dream", and "naught".
December 2, 2020 (World Premiere)
Innenohr Display 2020
Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden, Germany
Chatori Shimizu (Piano)
March 7, 2021 (US Premiere)
Hot Air Music Festival
San Fransisco Conservatory of Music, San Fransisco, CA, USA
Ting Luo (Piano)