Instrumentation: harp

Duration: 7 minutes

Year composed: 2016

First performance:  Erica Sinclair (harp), Warwick, England, January 6th 2018

Program notes: Obake are a class of Yokai, monsters, spirits, demons in Japanese folklore. Obake are shapeshifting creatures; this piece is inspired by this ability. The minimal material slowly evolves from a very narrow interval to the extreme register of the instrument. The material assumes different shapes and returns to a form close to its origin at the end of the piece.