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The Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋)The Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) is the fourth and final piece of a cycle of works for solo string instruments for live electronics based upon chapters from the Japanese novel Tale of the Genji. The work takes its title from the last chapter of the novel and, like the last three pieces of the cycle, it is based on the unresolved relationships and cycles of desires and disappointment that form the emotional core to the later Uji chapters. Following this constantly progressing yet cyclical form, this movement contains multiple transformations of materials from the previous pieces in the cycle as well as suddenly introduces and leaves unresolved multiple new transitional materials.
The work was written for the violinist Mari Kimura and who premiered it at the Miami Beach Urban Studios as part of the ISCM New Music Miami Festival on March 20, 2015.
Dr. Sudol has been commissioned and performed by many prestigious ensembles and performers such as the Amernet String Quartet, the Living Earth Show, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Jennifer Choi, Mari Kimura, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Jason Calloway, Xenia Pestova, Carla Rees, Ammie Brod, Chai Found New Music Workshop, the Contemporary Keyboard Society, and the FIU Laptop and Electronic Arts (FLEA) Ensemble. His music has been presented distinguished venues such as the International Computer Music Conference, ZKM the Taipei International New Music Festival, Music at the Anthology Festival, SEAMUS Conference, New York Electronic Music Festival, Rice University, Root Signal Electronic Music Festival, Mills University, the University of California in San Diego, McGill University, University of North Texas, Domaine Forget Festival of New Music, Taiwan National Recital Hall, and ISCM New Music Miami Festival.