Desert Time

Dynamic Energy and Stillness. The connection of opposites through an underlying unity.

Shifting tone colours – a soft, quivering tremolo that turns into bold, declamatory chords that are transformed into ethereal harmonics.

A simple, heartfelt melody acts like a blossoming desert flower after rain prompting us to remember our deep, life-force connection to nature.

Composed for Pipa virtuoso Yu-Rong Chen.

Premiered at Eslite Recital Hall, Taipei, June 3, 2016.

Dedicated to Victor Martinez Parada, a fearless explorer of new techniques for classical guitar.