This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0320: Table of Contents.
- Choose a favorite book.
- Consider the tone, the temperament, and the content of each chapter in the book.
- Compose a piece of music with as many segments to it as there are chapters to the book. Compose each individual segment with the idea that it is loopable as background music while someone is reading the given chapter. Consider making connections between chapters through melodic themes or instrument choice and so forth.
The book I am reading at the moment, Forms Of Japan, is by one of my favorite contemporary photographers, Michael Kenna. The images speak to the heart and soul of Japan in a way that allows the viewer to feel the emotional connections. The book is in five sections, Sea, Land, Trees, Spirit and Sky.
Forms Of Japan was written for Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Gong and Marimba.