night vision by Sarah-Grace Graves published on 2019-08-12T23:13:48Z night vision (2019), for two voices. Written for and premiered with Niki Lada at IlSuono Contemporary Music Week on July 21, 2019 at Teatro degli Illuminati, Città di Castello, IT. Program note: night vision was inspired by the poetry of Sagawa Chika (1911-1936), one of the first female modernist poets in Japan. During her short life she wrote prolifically, to great acclaim. In her poems, vivid images recur in different surreal, uncanny contexts; a quality I experienced to an even greater degree as I read various unofficial translations over the Internet. I wanted to know what these images sounded like, so I scrutinized the images until the text fell away and recurring sounds emerged and took over.