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IMAI Shintaro / 今井 慎太郎


Ah for sho and electronics

Birth Y: 1974 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Commission: Chino Cultural Complex

Performer(s): Hanako Nakamura, sho

First perf.: Chino Cultural Complex, Japan March 23, 2014

Duration: 11:03

Perf. Country: JAPAN

Instruments: for sho and electronics; sho, 6-channel Electroacoustics

Setup: Sonology Department, Kunitachi College of Music Duration


Prog. notes: The title "Ah" REFERS to a Japanese ancient Word Which HAS a Meaning of rich and long breath, Related ALSO to Life Sho IS an Instrument Which IS Performed like Putting Sound on the circular breathing Rich and long, or quiet and subtle, sounding through as if continuous wind, Sho creates music in between it and the electronics part where they are harmonized or interfered slightly. The electronics part was created by magnifying and reforming about 1 minutes recorded sound of an Gagaku music Sojo-No- Choshi and soundscape of Chino City, keeping their continuity in time.

Editor: M.B.

Phono: CD Halfpi Records (4573196480018)