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Indigo Ma 

 flt, cl, perc, pno, vln, vla, vlc

Indigo is a series which comprises of several chapters with each, featuring a different instrumental setting. The word indigo comes from the Latin word indicum, which is a deep shade of blue. Amongst the many version of this shade, indigo dye has always been a defining visual within my life. From the coast of Phocaea to the fabric textures around Kansai, my memories have always been surrounded with this shade. That is why I grew up with a deep appreciation for this dye and whenever I encounter with it, it evokes serenity and has this calming effect that reminds me of home.

As a series, Indigo aims at a sound world that lives in between past and present, finds its balance within the clash of various aesthetics, just like the indigo dye that finds itself in between shades.

This first installment of the series, Indigo Ma, has been built on the pillars of invaluable works from the past centuries that kept me company over the years with 12 quotations that are scattered throughout the piece. These works have guided me through my musical journey like a teacher and sometimes, they simply comforted me like an old friend. Therefore with the first instalment of Indigo series, I initiated the journey by paying an homage to the dusted pages that made me the composer I am today with 12 quotations from various masters of the classical repertoire.

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Premier - Ensemble TaG in Theater am Gleis (Winterthur / Switzerland)

Score Excerpts

Example Quotations

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