a ringing terrain, a gush of summer (蝉時⾬)
The piece meditates on the sound of cicadas that confirms the emergence of summer. Their powerful and piercing streams of calls keep on surging in the scorching heat. Yet, I personally find a sense of melancholy for their transient lives as well as nostalgic memories of Japanese summers.
Premiered on January 15, 2022 at the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert featuring hichiriki player Thomas Piercy