Inspired by a mural by artist Amy Sol, this duet reflects the various layers of duality expressed within the artwork including light and dark, life and death, positive and negative space, and the physical and spiritual planes of existence. This piece captures a powerful scene of a young girl breathing life into her ukulele and the faint cries of deer echoing in the distance.
This work was a part of a larger project consisting of several works composed for the Saxophone and French horn duet, Dr. Jennifer Blackwell and Brian KM, that was inspired by the street art created at the annual PowWow mural art festival in Kaka’ako Honolulu, Hawai’i. Artists from around the world come to the festival to create murals that inspire community building and cultural sharing. While this piece was not composed in collaboration with the street artist, it does create a dialogue between the cultural background and musical identity of the composer and that of the artist.