Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1st, 2017: Performance of "Voyage (2008)" in New South Wales, Australia

Voyage:  A Concert for Shakuhachi Flute and String Quartet
WHEN:  Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM UTC+11
WHERE: Kindlehill School, 8 Lake St., Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia 2782

This piece is a sonic reflection on our mortality and the impermanence of our lives, and the title simply refers to the personal journey that each of us takes. It is dedicated to the memory of Mary Elizabeth Farmer, a student of mine from Texas A&M University who was tragically killed in a car accident in Austin, Texas on May 15, 2008.

Voyage was commissioned by the World Shakuhachi Festival 08’ and was generously supported by Texas A&M University’s Program to Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant. It was premiered in Sydney, Australia at the World Shakuhachi Festival 08’ on July 6, 2008 by Dr. James Franklin (shakuhachi) and the Grainger String Quartet.