Music of Britain and Japan: A cultural exchange
Friday,8th July 2011– 7pm, Regent Hall
Midori Komachi- violin Olivia Geiser- piano
An evening of music inspired by cultural interactions between Britain and Japan.
The “Japanese Village” in Knightsbridge, 1885, was the first showcase of Japanese culture in London. This led to a flourishing cultural exchange and composers of both countries were inspired by this idea. In search of a juxtaposition of sound – what were the composers’ perception of the “other” culture? What kind of image did they portray through the sound?
Regent Hall 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ
Door opens at 6:30pm.
Granville Bantock: Sonata for violin and piano No.3
Kosaku Yamada:Chanson Triste Japonaise
Cyril Scott: Fantasie Orientale
Toru Takemitsu: From Far Beyond Chrysanthemums and November Fog
Oliver Knussen: Prayer Bell Sketch- in memory of Takemitsu
Yuka Takechi: Beyond the Spring
This concert is supported by:
Friends of the Royal Academy of Music