Stone Gate by Yoshihiro Kanno:
A gate seems to have two contradictory functions: One is to protect what is inside from the outside world, while the other is to welcome outsiders to enter within. A weathered stone gate witnesses these two opposing forces for decades and centuries. The title of the composition was inspired by the duality of a gate combined with the permanence of stone. The work was commissioned and premiered by Manabu Takasawa.