Mirage for flute, clarinet in B-flat and percussion (2013)
A mirage is an optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to form a displaced image of distant objects or the sky. The word also originates from the Latin word mirari, meaning “to look at, to wonder at.” The construction of this piece is partly inspired by the image of a mirage, in which the rapid succession of sound events represents imaginary displaced “objects” in a mirage. The result is a series of sonic mirages. Mirage is written for flute, clarinet in B-flat and percussion. It was commissioned by and dedicated to clarinetist Pei-Lun Tsai.
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