MUSIC FOR KOTO AND SHO, FEMALE VOICE, VIOLIN AND ELECTRONICS
Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 19:15
The Hellenic Centre, The Great Hall, 16-18 Paddington Street, London
The ensemble SHONORITIES presents music for the Japanese instruments koto and shō together with female voice and violin. The programme, encompasses a colourful and diverse collection of musical styles ranging from the old Japanese tradition and European baroque to music for the 21st century. Featured pieces include traditional Japanese music accompanied by dance and a piece by Telemann played with extended techniques. Also, works for various instrumental combinations including electronics by Toshi Ichiyanagi, Misato Mochizuki, Charles Dodge, Villa Lobos and the premier of a work by Basil Athanasiadis for shō, koto, voice, violin and Chinese gongs composed especially for the occasion. The performance is supported by the Japan Foundation Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe 2015-16, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the Japanese Embassy in Greece and the Hellenic Centre.
Naomi Sato Shō
Makiko Goto Koto
Shie Shoji Voice
Aisha Orazbayeva Violin
Artistic Direction: Basil Athanasiadis
Closest station is Baker Street. The hall is located very close to the Royal Academy of Music. As it is a sponsored production, there is no entry free, so come and enjoy!
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