EVANESCENCE for voice and classical guitar
text: Yamanoue no Okura (660-733)
duration: 4 minutes
premiered by Amanda Gardner, Soprano and Bret Hoag, Guitar in September, 2001 in Auer Hall in Bloomington, Indiana
The day after September 11th, 2001, a colleague called me and proposed a memorial concert that was to happen in less than a week. He asked me to write a piece in memory of the victims of that day, and on September 13th, 2001, I wrote Evanescence. I chose to take a slightly different angle, and wrote a distorted and solitary music to Yamanoue no Okura’s inward and pensive text.