Ando: light against shade

Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, & 1 Percussion
Duration: 12 minutes

Commissioned by the Composers Conference at Wellesley College

Premiere: August 2003 Wellesley, MA

About Ando: light against shade:
Ando: light against shade was inspired by the buildings of architect Tadao Ando. Ando’s use of the hardest of materials–concrete, steel, and glass–can appear severe, yet at the same time surprisingly gentle. For Ando, “architectural materials are not limited to wood or concrete that have tangible forms, but go beyond to include light and wind–which appeal to our senses.” (Tadao Ando, Space Design, June 1921)