The piece was created by composer for the solo concert of the famous bamboo flutist Zhang Weiliang.
The music describes the nightmare of a man experiencing lots of frustrations. Music image contains the disturbance, panic-stricken, tranquil, struggles as well as the sounds of natural harmony, not only the reappearance of strange dreamland, but to try seeking the dream’s “implied meaning” – to perceive and meditate life’s attachment and surmounting by penetrating through the surface layer of the dream. To express this unusual philosophical proposition more profoundly, the composer boldly applies modern techniques, and tries to unify the Chinese folk music tradition and the esthetic idea.
According to the character of non-continuity and fraction of dream, the piece uses the free rando form, and four-time-repeat to divide dream fractions. The Epilogue is the retrograde of introduction, which not only strengthens the unification of the structure, but also suggests the dream’s cycling, with no beginning or end.