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
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
, composer Toshi Ichiyanaghi was also the first husband of
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
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.