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After the Summer Rain

Birth Y: 1969 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Female

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Instruments: Piano and computer

Prog. notes: After the Summer Rain, dedicated to the memory of Clarence Asher Peevey and written for his mother, Cecilia Peevey, was inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poems, (Nos Pleurs) and Before the Summer Rain. The visual images of a summer forest including rain pouring onto trees, shiny silver spider webs and dark wet ground in a forest in summer time were transferred into sounds using piano as the basic sound source for creation of the tape part. The pitch motive in the piano part is derived from “Clarence,” C-D-A-Bb-E-F-C-E,” and the intervals within this motive are used linearly and horizontally throughout the piece. The piano part represents a person, who has been inside the wet forest after experiencing the heavy summer rain. The tape part represents the natural phenomenon of the summer forest.

Editor: M.B. / R.Y. (2015/4/5)