for percussion quartet and piano(2014)
|Commission||Jointly commissioned by Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble (Music Director, Samuel Solomon), The Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble (Music Director, Jeffrey Milarsky), and Third Coast Percussion|
|Premiere||October 2, 2014; Boston Conservatory Theater, MA; Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble • Yukiko Takagi, piano; Samuel Solomon, conductor|
|Instrumentation||See preview pages for full instrumentation details.|
|Technical requirements||See preview pages for full technical details.|
In traditional Asian ink paintings, we often discuss two complimentary aspects: brush and ink. Piano, in this composition, serves as the “brush,” and the percussion quartet, the “ink.” Following earlier works such as Brush-Stroke, Aural Hypothesis, and Harp Concerto, Inkscape continues to explore the relationship between ink painting, calligraphy and music.
– Lei Liang