© 2019 By Yue Zhuo

Wind Spells (2019)

for piano and 5 instruments

This piece takes inspiration from religious chanting and incorporates the belief in the existence of inner energy in worldly objects. The piano could be seen as a source of external energy (e.g. ‘wind’), that provokes and guides the energy within other players and their instruments, creating an ever-changing radiance of sound. The score consists of various groups of materials, from which players have to make a random choice of the sound they will iterate each time. Such improvisatory impulse is then balanced by the carefully designed pentatonic harmony.

Performed by the Hooting Cow Collective

5 April 2019, St Martin's Church, Caerphilly

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