Frozen Sparkles (2019) by Yu-Hsin Chang
for clarinet and viola
World premiere; Earplay commission

Frozen Sparkles is a piece inspired by an evanescent glimpse during Vipassana, an insightful practice of meditation. I turned the whimsical polarity and intensity of the freezing flames into a rhythmic motto that carries intensive energy and keeps evolving throughout the piece. By elaborating the rhythmic motto, I aimed to convey the evanescent yet compelling emotion during the meditation session.

— Y.-H. C.    

[from program for April 8, 2019 concert]