Mizuchi

Instrumentation: piano

Duration: 7 minutes

Year composed: 2016

Performer: Yumi Suehiro

First performance: Yumi Suehiro: piano, April 28th 2017, Mise-En Place, New York, (NY)

Program note: Mizuchi was composed in response to a request by Yumi Suehiro for a piano piece making use of silence and contrasting elements. The title of this piece refers to a dragon-shaped river-god from Japanese mythology. The material of the piece is minimal and is based on repeated notes and the importance of the major 7th interval. It progressively transforms following the characteristics of the Mizuchi, a shape shifting creature.

Mizuchi is warmly dedicated to Yumi Suehiro.

Mizuchi – score sample