Light, Smoke, and Siren Glow of Mist (2020) by Josiah Tayag Catalan
for flute and viola
Earplay commission

The title and inspiration of this piece is taken from Barbara Jane Reyes's poem The True Color of The Sea. The piece is built around three distinct musical characters — light, smoke, and mist. Over time, these musical characters become increasingly interactive with each other and eventually form a new texture that involves all three sounding simultaneously. My deepest thanks go out to Ellen Ruth Rose, Tod Brody, and Earplay for commissioning this piece.

— J. T. C.    

[from program for March 21, 2022 concert]