for violin and piano (ca. 6 min.)
This short page was commissioned by the Greek Embassy in Paris and premiered (in its original version for violin and piano) at the Maison de Radio-France as an homage to Iannis Xenakis. This piece allowed me to bring in my mind some thoughts about the limits of the instrumental virtuosity, exciting topic that frequently came in my discussions with this great master whose classes I followed with great interest during the Eighties. In addition to the unbridled nature of the piece, Kyoko also refers to the eponymous novel by the Japanese author Ryu Murakami. Dance and death interleaves with brio and emotion. It is a strange mix between gray and bright saturated gestures with some perceptual paradoxes placing the listener between enthusiasm and querying, a sound metaphor of the emotions that overwhelmed me when reading this wonderful literature.
A version for soprano saxophone and piano was composed in 2010
Dejana Sekulic, vln / Nao Momitani, piano
Concert at MIM, Brussels - 2014