From New York, With Love
Instrumentation: Flute and Percussion
Duration: 8 min
Program notes for “From New York, with Love”
It’s been tickling my ears that countless New Yorkers are greeted every day by a musical motif as the new subway trains on the green and yellow lines pull out of their stations: c2 – f2 – e3. The exact mechanism that produces these unchanging tones is a mystery to me (another way of saying that having perfect pitch may be convenient but doesn’t guarantee a mechanical engineering degree).
I’ve hijacked that three-note-motif tonight, relocating it from the raucous underworld to the clean acoustic canvas of this concert hall and transforming into a musical composition for Flute, Viola and Harp. Eager to dance in its new disguise, the motif is having a field day out here. Please dance with it for the next few moments because it’s sure to escape back to the subway stations before the MTA notices and causes delays.Contact Wang Jie to inquire about the score