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Blue Work


Mono (もの)

for shō, recorder and koto

Year:  2016   ·  Duration:  8m

Year:  2016
Duration:  8m

Composer:   Samuel Holloway

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About

‘Mono’, in Japanese, means ‘thing’. In English, ‘mono-’ is used as a prefix to indicate ‘one’. This piece continues my ongoing consideration of ‘ordinary’ musical materials in a highly constrained context. I've also been thinking a lot about awkwardness, repetition and boredom. I am grateful to Mayumi Miyata, Nanae Yoshimura and Tosiya Suzuki, the extraordinary musicians for whom this piece was written.


Commissioned note

Composed with support from the Creative New Zealand Asia/New Zealand Co-Commissioning fund.


Performance history

11 Feb 2016: Performed by Mayumi Miyata (shō), Nanae Yoshimura (koto), Tosiya Suzuki (recorder) at Wesleyan Holiness Yodobashi Church, Tokyo, Japan

25 Feb 2016: Performed by Mayumi Miyata (shō), Nanae Yoshimura (koto), Tosiya Suzuki (recorder) at Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland.

28 Feb 2016: Performed by Mayumi Miyata (shō), Nanae Yoshimura (koto), Tosiya Suzuki (recorder) at St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand.

29 Feb 2016: Performed by Mayumi Miyata (shō), Nanae Yoshimura (koto), Tosiya Suzuki (recorder) at St. Mark's Church, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

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