Shape of Wind for solo violin (2014)
The wind is not an object like water. It is the movement of air, just like current is the movement of water. This movement of air is an ever-evolving phenomenon that can transform air into different forms and shapes. It can carry elements like water, sand or bigger objects to battle gravity. In Shape of Wind, the wind carries sound.
Written for and dedicated to violinist Yu-Fang Chen, the pitch relationships in this piece reflect an interpretation of Yu-Fang’s name mapped to both the tempered and quarter-tone scales. The gestures are inspired by the shape of wind as elements are carried by the wind to create visuals like a tornado, a typhoon or a sand storm. This piece depicts the movement of wind sonically and gesturally.
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