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SHIMAZU Takehito / 嶋津 武仁


Taboo on a space-time

Birth Y: 1949 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Duration: 15:00

Instruments: 17gen-Koto and live computer system

Prog. notes: While some authors continue to break their style of works through their lives, others continue to hold their own style. I prefer to be the latter. I prefer to compose a single work which satisfies me in my life. The former style would seem to be active, but , on the other hand, it would mean to be influenced by others or to be controlled by the fashions. The late Mr. Sesshu Kai, a composer and my former teachers, often said me that the composer imitates his opus No.1. The method of my composition I often adopted in my composition until now is to make up the processes of production as my compositions. In this piece I realize a process as a composition which begins from sounds and grow to music considering on the meanings of 17-gen Koto. I intend mainly to deal with the process of time in my music. Music is said to be the art of time. I believe this method will give the high live performance.
The system with a computer and other electronic equipments which I build provides a surroundings to the performance. Computer becomes to be one of non-special equipments in our life also in the field of music. I use it also one of useful tools in my composition. I could not realize my idea in my composition without the big help of Ms. Kaori Takada, who has an excellent understanding on my work and the positiveness on contemporary arts

Editor: MB