For this piece I imagined two different ensembles containing two different kinds of liquid, which make up a pond. The solo horn excites this liquid and sounds grow out of it, and sometimes absorb back in to it. The different ensembles are placed on different sides of the concert platform. The right hand side group is reacting to the "open" notes of the solo horn. Their reaction is espressivo and romantic in character. The left hand side group is reacting to the "stopped" notes played by the solo horn. In contrast to the right hand side group, their musical material is plucking, harsh and hard. There are often drastic tempi changes which are due to the aura which the solo horn creates. Often the solo horn's line makes ripples in the pond. Since the pond contains two different kinds of liquid, the behaviour of these ripples are different.
Dai Fujikura (edited by Harry Ross)