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for erhu and percussion

Composer:   Evangelina Telfar

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Evangelina Telfar: Synapse ...

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Synapse, for erhu and percussion, is dedicated to 2016 Gruber Neuroscience Prize winner Poo Mu-Ming, whose work on synaptic plasticity in the brain is explored in the work “through both an additive and subtractive minimalist-inspired style."

The piece begins in a state of zero synaptic connection, gradually creating linkages before they are again weakened as the piece ends. Erhu and Chinese percussion tie the work back to its dedicatee.

Dedication note

Dedicated to Poo Mu-Ming