Night Bloom

ENS.2020.2 | 15′
Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Piano, String Quartet


I. Pots

II. Still Life

III. Japanese Garden

Inspired by the artwork of Jonas Wood, Night Bloom explores the musical commonalities between his paintings and my music. Discrete, flat, brightly colored, patterned (musical) objects are arranged without overlap on a jagged field. The objects in this piece take as their inspiration three of Wood’s major subjects: pots (especially ceramics by his wife, extraordinary potter Shio Kusaka), still life interiors blooming with plants, and intricately tessellated gardens.