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Cloud Atlas / Vertical Study (CD)

Claude Ledoux, Toshi Ichiyanaghi, Kaoru Tashiro - Cloud Atlas / Vertical Study (CD)
Cloud Atlas is a collection of 10 short pieces composed by Toshi Ichiyanaghi between 1985 to 1999. Vertical Study gathers rare pieces composed by Claude Ledoux. Both are performed by Japanese pianist Kaoru Tashiro.
Toshi Ichiyanaghi's Cloud Atlas is a collection of ten short pieces composed between 1985 to 1999.
“Music has been defined as temporal art, however the temporal elements of music have been gradually decreased and lacking since the late 19th century. I feel that we need to compensate for the lack of those elements and introduce new elements, which can be alternative to them, in my case, it is substantial space, in order to restore the spiritual richness that music provides.” (from exclusives notes from the booklet).

Claude Ledoux's Vertical Study are an exemple of his interest for both his love for Japan and the cosmos.

“.......Kaoru produces serene, yet rich sound texture; the fluctuation of beat and the perspective of the motif are ingenious. I hope many more people will taste this joy of finding a grain of gold with your own eyes and ears, from her commercialism-unrelated, sincere and an experimental performance.” (Miyuki Shiraishi - Asahi journal)
A pupil of Henri Pousseur, Claude Ledoux (born 1960 in Auvelais, Belgium) obtains a master in Music Sciences from the Liège University. Nowadays, he works as a musical journalist and lecturer as well as a Musical Analysis professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (France). In Spring 2013 he is invited in China for lectures ad master classes at the Shanghai Conservatory. The same year he founded the LAPS Ensemble—which mixes Laptops and acoustic instruments.
Close friend with John Cage and Nam June Paik, composer Toshi Ichiyanaghi was also the first husband of Yoko OnoFluxus period. Currently, he serves as Artistic Director of TIME, Artistic Director of Ensemble Origin_A Millennium of Resonance, as Adviser of the Japan Music Competition, Board Member of Saison Foundation, Councilor of Suntory Foundation for Arts and General Artistic Director of the Kanagawa Arts Foundation.
At the age of sixteen, Kaoru Tashiro (born in Tokyo) moved to Mexico City where she began performing solo recitals and making broadcasts while studying with Maria Teresa Rodriguez. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Mannes College of Music in New York where she studied under the tutelage of Leon Pommers. Later, she moved to Belgium where she studied with Yvegenia Braginsky, Mikhail Faerman and Eugene Moguilevsky at the Royal Brussels Conservatory. In 1998, she undertook an advanced study of Prokofievs piano music at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow with Olga Zukova. Since 1997, she has been performing a series of Russian piano music recitals and integral of Prokofievs music in Japan and in Europe. She is also active in music for the children and has been performing Peter and the wolf, L'Histoire de Babar, Ma mère l'Oye, Le Carnaval des Animaux, etc. In 2009, she has performanced Gauche, the violincellist, composed by Hikaru Hayashi, in various European cities.
published in November 2019
CD digipack + 16-page booklet
14 tracks
in stock
topicsClaude Ledoux, Toshi Ichiyanaghi, Kaoru Tashiro: other title

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