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#1 2008-01-05 15:40:04

Kiku Day
Shakuhachi player, teacher and ethnomusicologist
From: London, UK & Nørre Snede, DK
Registered: 2005-10-07
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New piece for jinashi by Takahashi Yuji

Hi everybody.

I have for a while had a project having different composers compose a piece with the sound of jinashi in mind.
Next Friday, the 11th Jan, I will premiere a piece written for me by Takahashi Yuji. Takahashi is a fantastic pianist, who worked and performed piece for composers like Xenakis. He is a great free improviser too. As a composer, he is very interesting. He is probably one of the foremost critical thinkers of music in Japan today, and his music has a strong character.
It will be a challenge to perform this piece next Friday. I feel it is a piece that will grow with me for a long time.
The place is St. Ives Arts Club, St. Ives. Almost as far West as you can get in England - where palm trees grow. It should be a beautiful place and I am looking forward to go there - and to play.


I am a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
Hafiz

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#2 2008-01-05 19:17:08

Jeff Cairns
teacher, performer,promoter of shakuhachi
From: Kumamoto, Japan
Registered: 2005-10-10
Posts: 517
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Re: New piece for jinashi by Takahashi Yuji

Hi Kiku,
If a recording of the piece is possible (or at least the score), I would be very happy to hear it/read it as England is a bit far off to catch the live.
I'm sure you will do Takahashi-san's piece justice.
Jeff


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#3 2008-01-06 18:10:32

JanF
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From: Odense, Denmark
Registered: 2007-08-13
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Re: New piece for jinashi by Takahashi Yuji

Hi Kiku,
good luck with the premiere.
And please (if possible) have somebody record your presentation of the new music !
I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Jan

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#4 2008-01-06 22:40:08

Zakarius
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From: Taichung, TAIWAN
Registered: 2006-04-12
Posts: 361

Re: New piece for jinashi by Takahashi Yuji

I'd also love to hear (or even see) a recording if plausible.

Zak -- jinashi size queen


塵も積もれば山となる -- "Chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru." -- Piled-up specks of dust become a mountain.

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#5 2008-01-07 04:52:12

Kiku Day
Shakuhachi player, teacher and ethnomusicologist
From: London, UK & Nørre Snede, DK
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 917
Website

Re: New piece for jinashi by Takahashi Yuji

Thank you all for your replies.
The performance will be recorded, as it is also a part of my PhD project.
I am hoping to do justice to the piece, but it is a very difficult piece in all its simplicity and nakedness (if that is possible to say). I am also playing it in April in Odessa, Ukraine at a new music festival with the great name: 2 Days & 2 Nights of New Music (www.anm.odessa.ua). By then, I really hope I will do it justice. Often, I feel that a piece grows with you particularly after having done the first performance of it.
So, I am sure the recording of it then will be better... Let's hope! smile

The piece is interesting though, because Takahashi really has his own approach to Japanese instruments - and as an improviser, he leaves the score have space for a lot of interpretation.


I am a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
Hafiz

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