cuddly for any instrument(s)

programme note by composer

"Cuddly" is an image of a cute and soft sound that makes you want to embrace it. When I thought about writing this piece, I tried to write it so that nothing was restricted by anything. In terms of tonality, chord selection, and rhythm, I had no sense of academic composition, and I only chose my favorites. A gentle arc is drawn so that the two melodies that proceed at the same time lie close together.

Yuri Umemoto



version for piano

performed by Nobuaki Sato

version for clarinet and piano (left hand)

performed by Mami Suetsugu and Nanako Sugiura / PTNA public recording concert

version for vibraphone

performed by Mizuki Aita

score video