Du Yun: i am my own achilles heel

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Additional Info

  • Composer
    Du Yun
  • Publisher
    Channel Du Yun Publishing
  • Arrangement
    String Quartet (STR QUARTET)
  • Format
    Score and Parts
  • Genre
    20th Century


For string quartet. Commissioned by Brooklyn Rider.

Composer note
I am always fascinated by a fantastical world that lies in a reality, a liminal state that lies at the edge of half fantastical, half hallucination. Years go by, I am told this could be a condition and there is a term for this condition: it is the world of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.

According to the medical journal, although the cause of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is unknown, the condition typically accompanies episodes of migraines. Affected individuals report feeling that different parts of their body are disproportionate in size and proximity and that their overall surroundings are “warped.” Specifically, these patients perceive objects as larger or smaller than they really are, thereby earning the syndrome its characteristic name.

There are many parts of the world, mental health is still considered as a taboo in the society. To share a piece of music is to say, we might all have fascinations, some real some really out there, you and I, us without them. Let’s share, let’s talk about it, let’s help each other out.

I am here for you, and you will I.

— Du Yun

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