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Sounds of Japan
Living room

Sounds of Japan


Sun, June 2 2:00 PM, EDT

Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible
Some stairs may be present in the space
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Melanie C. (she/her) Superhost
Julian A. Co-host

Welcome to our Groupmuse! A beautiful space deserves beautiful music and company, hope you can join us!

What's the music?

Max Caplan Piano

Haru No Umi (The Sea in Springtime) Michio Miyagi

Cinq Chansons Sur des Themes Japonais (5 songs on Japanese Themes) Eugene Bozza

Six Preludes on Asian Pipes-David Loeb (solo piccolo)
I. Ti (China)
II.Taegum (Korea)
III. Donglim (Tibet)
IV.Shinobue (Japan)
V. Suling (Bali)
IV. Khene (Laos)

Kassouga by Makota Shinohara

Miyako Sketches by Elliot Weisgarber

I. At the Grave of the Shining Prince
II. Misty Evening
III. Village Festival
IV. Winter Solitude

Digital Bird Suite Op. 15 (1982) by Takashi Yoshimatsu (1953- )

I. Bird-phobia
II. A Bird in Twilight
III. Twitter Machine
IV. A Bird at Noon

Where does this music come from?

Max and I love to do a themed concert. This one is on the sound of Japan. Some composers we picked like Michio Miyagi were innovative in the way they fused eastern and classical sounds. Some of them like French composer Eugene Bozza, composed using his impressions of what Japonese music sounded like. Disenchanted with the atonal modern music, composer Takashi Yoshimatsu regards himself as a new lyricist and his compositional style as neo-classical romanticism, influenced by his participation in popular, rock and traditional Japanese music groups. We love these pieces and hope you enjoy a mixture of different composers playing with eastern and western sounds.


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