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NOPera Performance from KISS2014

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I wrote previously about the Kyma International Sound Symposium in L├╝beck last October, and Symbolic Sound the KISS2104 organizers have started posting some videos of the performances at the symposium, including my NOPera. Enjoy! KISS2014 — NOPera: Simon Hutchinson from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

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“Kogun” and More Japanese Stragglers

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It just came up in a conversation with one of my friends, a Japanese jazz musician, that pianist, composer, and big-band leader Toshiko Akiyoshi, wrote a tribute to the Japanese stragglers Hiroo Onoda and Shoichi Yokoi in her piece, “Kyogun” (roughly translating to “solitary soldier”), in her 1974 album of the same name. (Of course […]