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Kai

This is a piece of genre Modern. This piece was composed for Shakuhachi by the person Yokoyama Katsuya in 1982, 1984.

History (Yokoyama Katsuya):

A Yokoyama composition that was written around 1982. The combination of electronic organ and shakuhachi may seem strange but if we recall that the ancestor of the electronic organ, i.e. pipe organ was an instrument in which air in a pipes is set in vibration, the combination, is not so strange. The tune seems to have large improvisational elements and, according to the composer, can be performed in many different ways. Therefore, this track could be called the document of a performance. If one imagines this as a piece of visual art, the organ, with its orchestral tremolo notes, would be seen as the ground, while the shakuhachi paints the figure.

Kai appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen

Shakuhachi - The Art of Yokoyama Katsuya Yokoyama Katsuya

    A Yokoyama composition that was written around 1982. The combination of electronic organ and shakuhachi may seem strange but if we recall that the ancestor of the electronic organ, i.e. pipe organ was an instrument in which air in a pipes is set in vibration, the combination, is not so strange. The tune seems to have large improvisational elements and, according to the composer, can be performed in many different ways. Therefore, this track could be called the document of a performance. If one imagines this as a piece of visual art, the organ, with its orchestral tremolo notes, would be seen as the ground, while the shakuhachi paints the figure.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018