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Year of Composition: 2009 Fall
Instrumentation: Violin and Cello
Number of Movements: 5
Duration: ca. 10’
World Premiere: Jason Chen, Violin; Justin Ehrman, Cello
December 2010, Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Below is the world premiere recording.
Jason Chen, Violin
Justin Ehrman, Cello

Program Notes

Laputa is a fictional flying island from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. The island is maneuvered using magnetic levitation. The population mainly consists of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge.