Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf
for flute, viola, and harp(2016)
|Commission||Commissioned for Art of Élan and dedicated to Deb Pate on her Twentieth Wedding Anniversary|
|Premiere||January 30, 2018; San Diego Art Institute, CA; Art of Elan Trio • Rose Lombardo, flute; Julie Smith Phillips, harp; Brian Che-Yen Chen, viola|
I have always been fascinated with the sound of natural images. What does a falling flower petal
sound like, if we can hear it? Would a tree become a symphony of sounds, if we can imagine
what’s hidden underneath its silence?
– Lei Liang