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New Music from Japan

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 February 2013

Robert Worby introduces a programme of new music from Japan, highlights from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's event Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan, which took place in London at the Barbican Centre and LSO St Luke's earlier in the day. He's joined by the composer Dai Fujikura whose work Atom receives its UK premiere.

Akira Nishimura: Bird Heterophony (UK Premiere)
Misato Mochizuki: Musubi (UK Premiere)
Toru Takemitsu: November Steps (UK Premiere)
Kifu Mitsuhashi (shakuhachi); Kumiko Shuto (biwa)
BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono

Jo Kondo: Surface, Depth and Colour (UK Premiere)
Guildhall Chamber Ensemble conducted by Sian Edwards

Dai Fujikura: Atom (European Premiere)
Toshio Hosokawa: Woven Dreams (UK Premiere)
BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono.



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