I-CHING (2003)

Originally composed in 2003, this work is meant to be listened to in the dark. It is meditative and contemplative. In the book, each of the 64 situations of life are comprised of two elements. Each of these elements is represented by a trigram (three lines which are either full or broken – see the cover art for the full chart). In this piece, each element is represented musically by a theme. Each musical theme represent an element. Just as all elements may be combined with each other to create a situation of life, all musical themes may be combined with each other harmoniously to create a unique musical passage. Each combination will bring out different details in the involved themes. A “Life” theme is also present throughout. When listening, let your mind wander. Perhaps a new musical combination will give you clarity of thought, just as it does for each theme in the work. Enjoy!