|Instrumentation:||Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon|
|Instrumentation:||Flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon|
11 May, 1997
|Professional Premiere performance:|
13 April, 1998
1. The Meeting
The woodwind quintet is one of my favorite mediums: the individual personality of each musical instrument on one hand, and the homogeny that can skilfully be achieved on the other hand, stimulated my imagination for a long time. The titles of the movements represent my own plot thoughts and associations behind each story: The First is a meeting of five friends willing to play together while one of them is being considerably late. The second is my association to a native ceremonial dance. The third, reminds me of a light breeze on a lazy summer night, while sitting on the porch. The fourth describes a person gazing at the fire flames, controlled like a marionette by the wind. The fifth is a sinking/floating memory, and last, a discussion about “how a fugue should sound.” Nevertheless, this is only my view of the music. I would like to invite the listeners to find their own association, and create their individual stories.