The Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) (2015)

The Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) (2015)
For violin and live electronics

 

– Kate Stenberg (violin)
– Jacob David Sudol (programming and electronics)

Live performance at the Apsara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia on July 23, 2016.

– Mari Kimura (violin)
– Jacob David Sudol (programming and electronics)

Live performance at the Miami Beach Urban Studios (March 20, 2015)


The Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) is the fourth and final piece of a cycle of works for solo string instruments for live electronics based upon chapters from the Japanese novel Tale of the Genji. The work takes its title from the last chapter of the novel and, like the last three pieces of the cycle, it is based on the unresolved relationships and cycles of desires and disappointment that form the emotional core to the later Uji chapters. Following this constantly progressing yet cyclical form, this movement contains multiple transformations of materials from the previous pieces in the cycle as well as suddenly introduces and leaves unresolved multiple new transitional materials.

The work was written for the violinist Mari Kimura and who premiered it at the Miami Beach Urban Studios as part of the ISCM New Music Miami Festival on March 20, 2015.

Jacob David Sudol
August 7, 2015
Taipei, Taiwan