Die Insel Schwimmt (1997) by Younghi Pagh-Paan
for piano and percussion
US premiere

Die Insel Schwimmt (The Island Floats) was composed in 1997 and received its premiere that same year in Cologne. It is based on a poem by the writer and lyric poet Rose Auslander (1907-1988) in which we can read the lines "Die Insel schwimmt an meine Brust, Ich streichle goldene Baume" (The island floats toward my breast, I caress golden trees).

[from program for September 8, 2003 concert]