for baritone saxophone, prepared glockenspiel, prepared piano
I wrote this musical piece, inspired by a poem by the Chinese poet Ruan Xuefang entitled Third Existence. It is an attempt to create a world that harmonizes the poem’s rhythmic patterns and the impressions it left on me, while adding my own sensitivities.
To see a musical composition as an abstract work of art — which is from a different perspective than that provided by the author herself, lends a work new aesthetic connotations, and this is where the astonishment of art lies, since it refers to a meaning and yet does not reveal it. In this way, the recipient becomes a third party in the creative process.
Likewise, the experience of collaboration, which gives music new shades, leads us into a third existence that we have almost neglected.