At the Edge of the Ocean (2001/2003) by Hi Kyung Kim
for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and percussion

The title At the Edge of the Ocean came to my mind when I was driving along California's Highway 1, along the Pacific coast. The endlessly vast Pacific Ocean led me to imagine the end of the ocean, which would be connected to many Asian countries. I thought of all of the Asian countries that are connected at the edge of this great ocean. This gave me the peaceful thought that we all can be united as one big land, rather than fighting over some little bubbles.

— H. K. K    

[from program for April 23, 2004 concert]