New Music from Japan
Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan. Orchestral music from Japan performed by the BBC SO and the Guildhall Chamber Ensemble. Includes Akira Nishimura, Misato Mochizuki and Jo Kondo.
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.