Pia (piri and piano)


for piri and piano (2007)

The title "Pia" combines the words "piri" (Korean bamboo oboe) and "piano". In Korean, "pi" and "a" means "You and I".

Piri is a small instrument, limited in both range and agility. Yet, with the piri, each note is flexible; it can produce many types of vibrato, also glissandi, and micro tones. In comparison, the piano possesses great range and agility, but a note, once played, is fixed.

These two instruments are different as You (PI) and I (A). I was attracted to these differences and wrote each part keeping in mind the nature of that instrument.

Pia was written for Chi-wanPark.