for shamisen and Japanese percussion ensemble
tamas III [Download]
Pro Musica Nipponia 40th Anniversary Composer Competition, 2ndPrize– Tokyo, Japan 2005
was premiered by Pro Musica Nipponia on January 25, 2005
in occasion of their 40th anniversary celebration
Shamisen, Shika Kikai
This piece is the result of a meeting in which I had the pleasure
of sharing the same love for Beauty with a wonderful musician
like Hirokazu Sugiura. So, still and again, I assimilate myself to my subjectivity,
assimilating myself to it in an attempt to “see” through a more speculative method of thought.
In a constant motion toward or away from potential,
the tentative, the ephemeral…
first meeting, last meeting.
Dedicated to Hirokazu Sugiura • Tokyo, April 1998