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Yururi (2017)

fl, guit with objects




Guitar: 6 - 8 pieces of paper, cornflake, salt, small bell

Durata: 10 mins

Yururi (2017) for flute and guitar can be performed as an independent work or as a part of semi-staged work, Speed (2017).

The same work also exists as Yururi (2017/2021) version for 3 duos (fl/guit, cl/asx, 2perc).


Program note:

The focused moment, the very moment of the first cell of a fingernail falling onto the granular surface of guitar string, gives a true sense of sonic concentration. 

The gravity of the earth sometimes attracts many things to fall from the sky such as common carps covering area of 800 square meter, 800 sardines, zombie like eels, apples covering an entire garden, 4.5 kg of soy beans, to name a few.

Compositional idea:

(The following text should NOT be presented to the audience in any form)

I visited Kiruna in February 2013, and was particularly inspired by the extreme slowness of life in Norrland. I see a person walking towards me on the same street. He walks and walks for a very long time to surpass me and takes very long time to disappear – approximately 30 minutes in total. Absolutely nothing is happening otherwise. Even the faint sunlight seems to take longer time to reach my skin. The sense of slowness and calmness together with focused and minimalistic life event under the faint light and coldness created a sense of strong concentration and tension I have never felt in my life. There is a strong sense of energy hiding behind the calmness as if it is so secretive that you just simply have to find out. Perhaps from the feeling of loneliness? Or the intense silence throughout the city? Why is the slowness gave me such a strong impact? I became interested in how different types of speed can influence one’s expression and musical output. 

Yururi: Bio
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