Translucent (2016)

for 8-String Guitar (Brahms Guitar)

Commissioned by Joseph Ehrenpreis (USA)

ca. 9 min.​

Program Note

If we are able to visualize our subconscious, what abstract and concrete things will we find? What color will it be? If we were able to translate our subconscious into a soundscape, what will the experience be like? Translucent is the gentle noise of my childhood years. This piece was commissioned by guitarist Joseph Ehrenpreis in 2016, and was composed in Tokyo and New York City. Although written for an 8-string Brahms guitar, players are able to perform it on a regular 6-string classical guitar as well.

Past Performances

August 5, 2016 (World Premiere)

Joseph Ehrenpreis Classical Guitar Recital

Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, IL

Joseph Ehrenpreis (Gt.)

Dec. 29, 2016

Joseph Ehrenpreis Classical Guitar Recital

Skokie Central Traditional Synagogue, Chicago, IL

Joseph Ehrenpreis (Gt.)

May 3, 2016 (Japan Premiere)

Kazuki Ueki × Joseph Ehrenpreis Guitar Recital

Gallery Creole, Niigata, Japan

Joseph Ehrenpreis (Gt.)

May 6, 2016

Kadoma Gantokuji × Joseph Ehrenpreis

Kadoma Gantokuji, Osaka, Japan

Joseph Ehrenpreis (Gt.)

Nov. 4, 2018 (Netherlands Premiere)

New Music for Guitar, Saxophone, and Sho

Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Noppakorn Auesirinucroch (Gt.)

March 25, 2021 (Portugal Premiere)

21st Century Guitar Conference

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Joseph Ehrenpreis (Gt.)