Illusion of Return

For Symphonic Orchestra


Duration : 10' Ca.


Year of Composition : 2022



Flutes 1, 2

Alto Flute/Piccolo

Oboe 1,2

Clarinetes in B flat 1,2

Bass Clarinet in B flat



French Horns 1, 2, 3, 4

Trumpets in C 1,2

Trombones 1, 2


Percussion 1: Vibraphone, Thunder sheet, Glockenspiel

Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Tam-Tam, Temple Blocks(5), Wood Blocks (5)

Percussion 3: Marimba(5Octaves), Cymbal(sus), Gongs(2 Octaves), Crotales(2 Octaves), Bongos





Program Notes:

The "Illusion of Return" is an extended composition of harmonies that aims to mimic the notion of a deceptive homecoming. In more straightforward terms, it's about being unable to return - what seems like a repetition in reality is merely a semblance or variation from the past which our minds attempt to make sense by organizing into patterns. The piece begins with a minor 6th interval that evolves into an orchestral outburst at its center and then creates the impression of reverting back; however, despite sounding similar, it has transformed from a minor 6th into a minor third instead. Overall, this entire work unfolds within semi-symmetrical structure.