Composer and Conductor
Broken Mirror (2013)
for percussion duo
Overcome Fear of Rejection - A. T. Bui
Commissioned for the Aurora Percussion Duo
Broken Mirror was premiered by the Aurora Percussion Duo on the 29th of April 2013 at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall.
After the smash, the silence seems so loud.
Superstition hangs in the air, like an uninvited guest.
Something must break the tension,
but the empty mirror frame just stares blankly.
The floor is scattered with glass.
There are some long pointed shards, razor sharp.
and fragments with nothing but hairline cracks.
Strewn wider still are tiny splinters, like sand twinkling in the light.
The mirror is broken, but the glass still reflects.
A distorted face looks back, like a cubist portrait.
It seems to laugh mockingly,
‘7 years of bad luck.’ the portrait says.
Marimba (4 1/3 octave)
Marimba (5 octave)
Broken Mirror is available to purchase for £30.00 excluding postage.