Longing from Afar is a piece by Dai Fujikura that was commissioned and premiered online on 30 May 2020 by Music Director Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony. The piece was inspired by and recorded using the video conferencing software, Zoom.
Dai Fujikura, composer/sound engineer
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Utah Symphony, orchestra
Andrea Peterson, video editor
“As a result of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, I was considering how all musicians make sound together even when we are all physically far apart…[performing] at home due to lockdown. Inspired by this, I designed this work to be performed with a conductor, which is unlike many other open score works. The conductor has a direct influence on the sound of the music working ensemble with other musicians.” Dai Fujikura