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Spring 2014 Calendar of Events

EMAJIN Initiative

9th Season of
Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage
ANCIENT SOUNDSCAPES REBORN
Japanese Sacred Court Music (Gagaku)
and
Secular Art Music (Hōgaku)

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm (tentative)
Venue:Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Program (Program Notes Available Here)

Read the pre-concert remarks by Prof. Barbara Ruch.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is required. All seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. The door will open 30 minutes before the performance.

Featuring: Remi Miura (sho), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryuteki), Masayo Ishigure (koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi) and Columbia Gagaku and Hōgaku Ensembles.

Part I: Sacred Gagaku Music

Hyōjō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E) & Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heavens)
Kashin (Glorious Days)
Sōjō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of G) & Konju no ha (Ah! Cheers)
Hyōjō no chōshi (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E) & Kanshū

Part II: Early Modern Winds and Strings for Koto and Shakuhachi

Tadao Sawai, Datura (The Datura Flower)
Kyorei (Bell of Emptiness)
Tadao Sawai, Jōgen no kyoku (The Waxing Moon)
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Part III: Contemporary Music for Japanese Instruments

Akira Takaoka, Five Movements on Modulations (new commission) (2014)
Brad Garton, DESU
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Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies/Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives and the Columbia University Music Performance Program.
Partially funded by the Japan Foundation, Toshiba International Foundation, Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation, and Medieval Japanese Studies Foundation.






EMAJIN Initiative
Semester-End Concert of Japanese Sacred and Salon Music

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Venue: St. Pauls Chapel (on Columbia University Morningside Campus, near 117th St. & Amsterdam Avenue)

Free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies/Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives and the Columbia University Music Performance Program.
Partially funded by the Japan Foundation, Toshiba International Foundation, Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation, and Medieval Japanese Studies Foundation.





EMAJIN Initiative (in Tokyo)

和楽器ワークショップ「古代・中世の名手を現代に」

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 1:30pm 4:30pm (tentative)
Venue: Kioi Hall, Small Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
2014年6月14日(土)13:30-16:30(13:00開場)
於:紀尾井ホール小ホール

参加受付は2014年5月後半を予定しておりますので、再度こちらのホームページをご覧ください。



EMAJIN Initiative

2nd Summit on the Future of the Japanese Music Heritage:
第2回サミット「21世紀における和楽器の行方」

Please note that the Summit will be conducted in Japanese without interpreters/translators.
サミットは日本語にて行われます。

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: 10:00am 6:00pm (tentative)
Venue: International House of Japan (Tokyo, Japan)
2014年6月15日(日)
午前10時~午後6時(予定)
於:国際文化会館(東京・六本木)


参加および聴講には事前登録が必要になります。登録の受付は2014年5月後半を予定しておりますので、再度こちらのホームページをご覧ください。

Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies/Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives.
Partially funded by the Japan Foundation, Toshiba International Foundation, and Medieval Japanese Studies Foundation.





 

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