Tomorrow, June 4th, at 8 PM, wither away, the graduate concert of Yen-Ning Chiu will take place. Her works will be for solo piano, vocal octet, trio (piano, cello and flute), soprano and piano, and 4-channel fixed media.
The title is inspired by the poem, The Coming of Wisdom with Time, from William Butler Yeats, which Ms. Chiu has set to music in one of her pieces:
Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; Now I may wither into the truth.
She has also been gracious enough to include a piece of mine in the program. Shimmer, for amplified harpsichord and video, is my first attempt to compose using both sound and image. The two mediums complement and react to one another, producing a unified form that crosses the barrier between them.
My respected colleague and fellow composer, Alexander Bauer, will perform the premier.
Alexander Ludwig Bauer
image from Shimmer