Yugure means Twiight. The music was inspired by a visit to the Robert Yellin Ceramic Gallery in Kyoto where Adrian was invited to give a shakuhachi recital. The music flows with a gentle rise and fall, inspired by the beautiful environment of the gallery, suffused with the gentle aesthetic of contemporary raku pottery, shoji screens, tatami flooring, tea ceremony, and a Japanese garden in the moonlight. Although Yugure is an original composition the essence of the piece lies within the context of traditional shakuhachi Honkyoku music, reinterpreted in a contemporary light.
Composed in 2015.