Paysages entrelacés
live recording, 28 (Sun) May 2017, at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, "Toru Takemitsu composition award 2017 Final concert"
performance : Kah Chun Wong (cond.), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, ©Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation
Formation for orchestra
Detailed instrumentation 3. 3. 3. 3. 1 sax. /4.3.3./1 timp. perc I. II. III./2 hp.1 pf. 1 cel./strings (16. 14. 12. 10. 8)

{ Detail of percussions }
[ Percussion I ]
17 Antique cymbals, 1 Bass drum, 1 Bongo, 2 Congas (small, large), 1 Corrugated tube, 3 Cymbals (small, medium, large), 1 Flexatone, 1 Gong (small), 1 Guiro, 1 Metal bar chime, 1 Pangi shaker, 1 Shaker (small), 2 Sleigh bells (large), 1 Spring drum, 1 Tambourine, 1 Tam-tam(large), 1 Triangle, 1 Tubular Bells, 1 Vibraslap, 1 Woodblock (medium)
Accessory : ordinary mallets, 1 bow

[ Percussion II ]
1 Corrugated tube, 2 Cowbells (D4, E4), 3 Cymbals(small, large, sizzle), 1 Flexatone, 1 Glockenspiel, 1 Lion's roar, 1 Mokusho, 1 Snare drum, 1 Spring drum, 2 Thunder sheet (small, large), 1 Tubular bell (F#4), 1 Vibraphone, 1 Vibraslap, 2 Wind chime (bamboo, glass), 9 Woodblocks
Accessory : ordinary mallets, 1 bow, 2 wire brushs, 1 rin to rub the thunder sheet, 1 reibestock, 1 superball

[ Percussion III ]
1 Antique cymbal (G#6), 1 Cowbell (F4, G#4), 3 Caxixis (small, medium, large), 1 Corrugated tube, 1 Pangi shaker, 1 Marimba, 1 Mokusho, 3 Shakers (small, medium, large), 1 Snare drum, 1 Spring Coil, 1 Tam-tam (large), 6 Toms, 1 Triangle, 1 Waterphone
Accessory : ordinary mallets, 1 bows, 1 superball, 1 reibestock

[ Timpani ]
4 Crotales, 2 Cymbals (small, large), 2 Rins (D4, E4)
Accessory : ordinary mallets, 2 wire brushs, 1 superball, 1 bow

[ Harps ]
Triangle's beaters, plastic cards

[ Piano ]
1 Inner tube of bicycle's tire, 1 Hummer, 1 Scotch tape, 1 Nylon rod for percussion, 1 Pick 1 Plastic card

[ Others ]
Alluminium foils, Bubble wraps, Plastic shopping Bags
Duration 20’
First performance 28 (Sun) May 2017 Toru Takemitsu composition award 2017 Final concert, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Kah Chun Wong (cond.), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Award 1st prize of Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2017, 66th Otaka Prize, 28th Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition
Dedication Naoyuki Terai
Program note
In many cases, the sound by an instrument has the hybrid character. For example, wind instruments produce inevitability the musical tone and the breath sound at the same time. Moreover, I hear sometimes the sound with the perception of the pitch in the resonance of some percussion like the cymbal. As stated above, is the breath sound who escapes from the instrument an insignificant by-product?

In fact, we can suppress this type of noise and this perception. But, I’m often fascinated by this hybrid nature in a single sound. Therefore, I decided to deepen my interest for the situation with the co-existence of different elements in this piece. I made not only the contraste, but also tried to bring out the connection and the balance between different materials in order to get the complementary relationship. For instance, I used the cluster, the micro-interval and the addition of the roughness and the beat frequency by various playing techniques, so that the musical tone obtains the inharmonic or noisy character.

As a result of this idea, I gave the diverse processes such as the gradation and the hybridation among different materials. Simultaneously, such as the glissando imitates the movement goes down on the scale, I tried to the translation of certain comportements by other approximative ways to multiply the variation. From such a point of view as this, I observed the various possibility of the sound, and I tried to draw an imaginary landscape.
Repeat performance
• 8 (Fri), 9 (Sat) Oct 2021 | Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater, The Concert Hall (Aichi, Japan)
concert : Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra the 494th Subscription Concert
performance : Heinz Holliger(cond.), Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra

• 29 (Fri) Nov 2019 | Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater, The Concert Hall (Aichi, Japan)

concert : Orchestra Of Aichi University Of The Arts, 30th edition of annual concert
performance : Ken Takaseki(cond.), Orchestra Of Aichi University Of The Arts

• 26 (Sun) Aug 2018 | Suntory Hall, Main Hall (Tokyo, Japan)

concert : The 28th competition of Akutagawa Award for Music Composition
performance : Yoichi Sugiyama(cond.), New Japan Philharmonic

• 26 (Tue) Jun 2018 | Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
concert : Music Tomorrow 2018
performance : Stefan Asbury(cond.), NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

• 28 (Sun) May 2017 | Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Tokyo, Japan)

concert : Toru Takemitsu composition award 2017 Final concert
performance : Kah Chun Wong(cond.), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
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