Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan

2 February 2013 / 19:30

Tickets £8 – 24

Total Immersion Day Pass
£35 - 48
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Akira Nishimura Bird Heterophony
Misato Mochizuki Musubi
Takemitsu November Steps for Shakuhachi, Biwa and Orchestra
Dai Fujikura Atom
Toshio Hosokawa Woven Dreams (UK premiere)
Akira Miyoshi Litania Fuji

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Kazushi Ono
Kifu Mitsuhashi shakuhachi
Shutou Kumiko biwa

A unique celebration of Japanese composers past and present, featuring two major premieres, by Dai Fujikura and Toshio Hosokawa. Nishimura’s scintillating Bird Heterophony contasts with the sad solemnity of Mochizuki’s Musubi, both for strings and percussion. Miyoshi’s Litani Fuji erupts like the famous volcano while Takemitsu’s spooky November Steps, in which he juxtaposed traditional Japanese instruments with orchestra, was written at the suggestion of Leonard Bernstein. 

Part of All classical music events - 2012–2013 season
Part of Total Immersion 2012 - 2013: Sounds from Japan
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013

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