ISCM

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Suzuki, Kotoka: In Praise of Shadows 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    In Praise of Shadows
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    9
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    This work is inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s essay, “In Praise of Shadows” (1933) at the birth of the modern technological era in imperial Japan. The essay describes the ways in which shadows/emptiness are integral to traditional Japanese aesthetics in music, architecture, and food, right down to the design of everyday objects. The essay is concerned with how the modern sensibility and excessive illumination of Edison’s modern light affect Japanese aesthetics and culture. In Praise of Shadows is an eulogy for our collective loss of the tangible as our modern life has become increasingly alienated from materiality, pushing into virtual/digital domain.

Share

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
3
MusiciansInstruments
Non standard
3
Unspecified

Paper players (any instrumentalists)

 

 

Content posted to the ISCM website reflects the viewpoint of individual submitters; its appearance herein does not imply official endorsement by the ISCM, its Executive Committee, or the Delegates to its General Assembly.