Lakescapesoprano, piano, percussion (2012)
|Premiere||July 11, 2012; Auditorium Città di Maccagno; Maccagno, Italy; Tony Arnold, soprano; Aiyun Huang, percussion; Thomas Rosenkranz, piano|
Having been interested in Mahayana Buddhism for a number of years, I went to a Buddhist monastery in upstate New York to study meditation in 1999. One evening, while walking along by the side of the lake, I caught sight of a "V" shape floating and extending on the surface of the water. It was a beaver taking a swim under the moon. This image gave me insight into my relationship with silence: underneath the music I write is a profoundly deep silence upon which I seek to inscribe my signature through sound. It inspired me to compose a number of works.