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)
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been enjoying focusing my recent creative efforts on a new piece for wind ensemble and electronics, Hiraizumi. This work is a consortium commission spearheaded by Dr. James Smart, director of the
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.
Happy New Year! Here’s the traditional song for ringing in the new year, Michio Miyagi’s Haru no Umi The very best to you and yours in 2015.
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.