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Three Tohoku Songs Recording by the Rosetta Ensemble

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The Rosetta Ensemble has posted a new recording of my Three Tohoku Songs, a set of three reimaginings of folk songs of Northern Japan for guitar and piano left hand. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/320876520″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Enjoy! The score is available for purchase through edition les pois: Japanese (800 yen)

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Sucré ou salé ? 甘いの?しょっぱいの? Vol.2 橋爪皓佐氏を迎えて

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Sunday, March 19th Mita Hall – Toyonaka, Osaka, JAPAN 561-0832 大阪府豊中市庄内西町2-22-8 Tickets: 3000円, 2000円 Students Advance Tickets: 2500円, 1500円 Students facebook event page (Japanese only) Kosuke Hashizume and Midori Kubota will perform my guitar and left-hand piano duo Three Tohoku Songs, based on folk songs of Northern Japan, now available through the Les Pois Music office.

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New Media Art at the ICC

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On the way home from spending a month in Northern Japan, I had a chance to visit Tokyo’s NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), a new media art gallery that focuses on the intersection of science and art. They’re currently showing their The Mirror, a collaborative work by Fuji Naotaka, GRINDER-MAN, and evala. The piece aims to […]

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This Monday: Warabe-Uta Remix!

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This Monday the 20th is the release of the NY Licorice Ensemble’s new album Warabe-Uta Remix, a CD of new compositions for clarinet ensemble inspired by Japanese children’s songs. The album includes my piece, Nanbu Lullaby, which fuses funk and jazz with a Japanese folk lullaby. The CD is currently only available in Japan, with […]

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Hiraizumi: Cyberpunk for Wind Ensemble

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Hoping to “veg out” a bit upon returning from holiday travel, I put on one of the new Ghost in the Shell animated films. It’s always funny how ideas connect, but, earlier in the day, I had been chatting with my friend and colleague, composer Aaron Rosenberg, about my current composition project, Hiraizumi, and, in […]

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SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Miniatures

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I’m pleased to announce that the 2014 SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Miniatures CD is now available, and the CD includes my new, very short fixed-media piece, Freighthopping. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160568222″ params=”color=ff9900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] CD available on CD Baby.

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Commission Consortium – Hiraizumi

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Attention band and wind-ensemble directors! There is a consortium to commission me for a new large chamber work for wind ensemble, based on the temples of Hiraizumi, near where I used to live in Northern Japan. More details are available here. Please spread the word.