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SHIMOYAMA Hifumi / 下山 一二三


Fūmon VI [Wind pattern VI*] / 風紋VI / Fūmon VI

Birth Y: 1930 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

First perf.: The Hifumi Shimoyama Portrait Concert II, 1999 Tokyo

Duration: 16:00

Perf. Country: JAPAN

Instruments: for clarinet, cello, percussion and tape

Setup: Tokyo NHK Studio of Electronic Music; Composed in 1997

Publisher: Mother Earth (Tokyo)

Prog. notes: FUMON is the common name for a series of pieces written for performers and the tape, which was produced at the Tokyo NHK Studio of Electronic Music in 1974. There are versions for chamber orchestra (I), large symphony orchestra (II), solo soprano (III), percussion quartet (IV), 6 instrumentalists (V); the latest version, FUMON VI, composed in 1997 is performed by three instrumentalists. The Tape includes transformed electronic sounds, natural sounds (wind, rain, etc), the sound of such instruments as bambon (new percussion instrument), shamisen and human voices. FUMON designates a relationship between human-being and nature.

Editor: MB

Phono: CD Works of Hifumi Shimoyama vol. 2 ALM Records ALCD-9025 (Distributed by Mother Earth)