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2018 - 2020

   This three years project is managed by Yuji Itoh(composer), Satoko Inoue(pianist), Susumu Syono(musicologist) and Yaeko Kurosaki(director of Ryogoku-Monten Hall.)

   In Japan, there are very few halls in where the pianist can play – for example – John Cage’s “Sonata and Interlude” with its preparation without refusing by the hall (piano) manager.

In such a situation, Yaeko Kurosaki who is the director of Ryogoku-Monten Hall, a rare hall that the pianist can play with extended piano technics including “preparation” through the long years ’contribution by the pianist Satoko Inoue, gathered above 3 members and started this three years project supported by Arts Council Tokyo.

   Co-operating by the composer, pianist, musicologist and the hall director, we’ll try to researching the situation of the hall in Japan, researching the musical works with extended piano technics for making its archive, making the workshop series for understanding the extended piano technics, making symposium and finally we’ll try to make the new protocol around the performance of extended piano technics and managing the piano, that can be shared by all the person in musical scene.

   In this project, “nothing but music”(Yuji Itoh and Satoko Inoue) is mainly in charge of the workshop series.

Workshop
by Satoko Inoue & Yuji Itoh
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In this project, Satoko Inoue and Yuji Itoh have commissioned 21 Japanese composers to write a piece on the condition that they use extended piano techniques, and  organized  three-days concert for performing all 21 pieces.

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Program A

January 17 2021,

Ryogoku-Monten Hall, Tokyo

 

KINOSHITA Masamichi : song of anonymous Ⅲ

Ten Goto : forest of things

Takahiro Kuroda : Fragment for prepared piano

Satoshi Tanaka : Silent Pulse

Toshiya Watanabe : Crossing Gazes Ⅱ

Mari Takano : Marginal for prepared piano and SuperCollider

 (SuperCollider: Mari Takano  electronics: Hideaki Isobe)

Fumio Tamura : flower

 

Piano: Satoko Inoue (works of Kuroda, Tanaka, Watanabe, Tamura)

Akiko Fujita(works of KINOSHITA, Goto, Takano

Program B

January 23  2021

Ryogoku-Monten Hall, Tokyo

 

Tetsuya Yamamoto : Couleurs suspendues

Motoharu Kawashima : Vibra-pfone

Sachiyo Tsurumi : SUMO HANON Vol.2

Masanobu Shinoda : ATONALUMORI for Piano and 3 players

Taizo Hida : of rain

Yohan Kim : a embodied “piano” for 1 piano and 3 voices

Hiroyuki Yamamoto : Canon of Relativity

 

Piano: Satoko Inoue (works of T.Yamamoto, Shinoda, Hida, Kim)

Shizuka Kuretani (works of Kawashima, Tsurumi, Shinoda, Kim, H.Yamamoto)

Masanobu Shinoda (works of Shinoda, Kim)

Program C

January 24  2021

Ryogoku-Monten Hall, Tokyo

Haruyuki Suzuki : Rebound

Kazuo Nakano :  Invisible

Akira Ito : Exercices de Style pour Piano

Yoshifumi Tanaka : attack, decay, resonance for piano  

Takeo Hoshiya : Platycodon

Yuka Shibuya : Found Overtone

Yuji Itoh : The forest of Echo ~ for simultaneous "preparation"

and 3 small speakers

 

 Piano: Satoko Inoue (works of Nakano, Ito, Hoshiya, Shibuya, Itoh)

Masanobu Shinoda (works of Suzuki, Nakano, Tanaka)

Experiments of piano music 

for handing down to the future 

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