The documentary Le peuple migrateur directed by Jacques Perrin instigated my inspiration to write this piece. I was fascinated by its depiction of the movements of birds, and struck by the power of nature that dominates all creatures. During the writing process of the piece, I did not have any specific breed of bird in mind. Only after I finished it, one of my best friends suggested the title "Blackbird," not referring to the specific breed, but rather the bird that exists in the Ancient Chinese Mythology. The piece has two movements.
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