The overall concept that dominates this piece is the idea of parting and (eventually) returning. The most obvious manifestation of this parting process is temporal. Often, the two instruments begin in a unified tempo but are pulled apart until they are in contrasting, independent tempi. Similarly, unified textures (for instance - pizzicato in the opening), once established, are manipulated registrally and timbrally until the instruments are sounding as two different components. These areas (sounding more as two simultaneous solos) are balanced with areas where the violin and piano play together, in one unified tempo and character, as a duo. This work was written for and is dedicated to Naho Tsutsui.