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MIZUNO Mikako / 水野 みか子


In the early morning of July 31

Birth Y: 1958 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Female

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Performer(s): Koto: Yuko NOMURA

First perf.: September 6. 2017, Nagoya City University, School of Design and Architecture, Large Hall

Perf. Country: JAPAN

Instruments: for koto and electronics

Prog. notes: After the rainy season, the air has been gleaming with the shiny sunlight. Heavy rain last night, glimmering tree drops this morning. It’s the end of July. Here in the center of Japan, there will be an enjoyable fest of summer. Unexpected climate change often happens. The sun is suddenly hidden behind the cloud, the birds fly away into the quiet dawn. Such an abruptness leads me to melancholic meditation.
The koto sounds run faster in the humid season, especially in the open air or in a Japanese style garden. Koto’ s Surizume makes a quiet but very tense sound and leads to an emptiness, where we hear no sound but see so clear sight of our own inner space. Chirashizume makes sound or no-sound of kasokeki, which snuggles up to the wind and the wave. The electronic part pursues the environmental sounds and winds through interaction with koto performance.
This is the third version of the piece which is dedicated to the marvelous koto player Yuko Nomura.

Editor: M.M