Anemoi for flute/alto flute, oboe, clarinet in B-flat/bass clarinet, marimba and piano (2012)
In Greek mythology, Anemoi were gods of the winds. These gods, like many other gods, were portrayed as either winged or horse-like creatures with human faces. Anemoi mainly refers to the four directional winds including Boreas the North-Wind, Zephryos the West-Wind, Notos the South-Wind, and Euros the East-Wind. There are also four minor wind-gods from the north-west, north-east, south-west, and south-east.
This piece borrows the name “Anemoi” to reflect the characteristics of the music, as well as the sounds resulting from its unique instrumentation. The symmetrical design of the pitch materials in horizontal succession and the stereophonic image on stage lend itself to a harmonic world that metaphorically depicts the direction of the winds. At times, the winds are in conflict (polyphony), or in harmony (homophony), but eventually, they tend to merge into the same direction (heterophony). Just like natural wind, they all become one in the end.
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