What Remains in the End?
Izanagi and Izanami have been a long-standing part of my compositional work. The piece “Only my Voice Remains” (Nur meine Stimme bleibt) is a study about the opera “Izanagi”. Koto and recorder depict Izanami’s silence through simplistic means. Izanami must endure the unfulfilled reunion and the breach of trust by Izanagi, the Japanese Orpheus. When her body no longer exists, all that remains is her voice in the air.