This is a unique piece for me, because it is my first work for a Korean traditional instrument. At the time I began writing these pieces, I was spending time with the poetry of Spanish writer Frederico Garcia Lorca. His poems often conjure images of the moon and sun, and I found myself writing with those pictures in mind. I chose to write four short pieces, each based on a fragment of Lorca’s poetry describing some facet of the sky.
These pieces are written for and dedicated to Ji-young Yi, who gave the premiere in the Summer of 2009 in Seoul.