Refractions: On Escher (2017)

for solo flute (6 min.)

“Refractions: On Escher” is inspired by Dutch artist M. C. Escher’s 1938 woodcut “Day and Night” (depicted below). The work explores the impossible transformations of foreground into background and background into foreground across the passage of time, yet exists entirely within a single frame. In these refractions, I’ve attempted to capture a similar metamorphosis of motives within the piece, framing its opposing elements within the confines of a single performer.

Gyuri Kim, flute
April 20, 2017
Baltimore, MD

© The M.C. Escher Company, B.V

© The M.C. Escher Company, B.V