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CREATIONS
composers's new pieces

The creation of new pieces has become an important part of the development
of the shakuhachi, its music and its playing techniques,
making it move beyond its own esthetical and geographical bounderies.

During the 20th century the shakuhachi opens to all the musical styles, and the Japanese composers, initially trained in the western style, come back, from the 1960s, to the music and the traditional instruments of their own culture. They find common points with their concern of the moment: a dominant relation to sound and the use of silence as an expressive strength. The first ones are Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) together with Katsuya Yokoyama (shakuhachi) and Kinshi Tsuruta (biwa), and Makoto Moroi (1930-2013).
Going out of its own geographical borders, from the 1970s, the shakuhachi never stopped interesting the western composers: first in USA, then in Australia where has been created a competition of new compositions for chamber music with shakuhachi, and more recently in Europe. Specifically since 2013, new compositions for the shakuhachi have been providing throw the annual European Shakuhachi Summerschools and Festivals.

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Created pieces:

.........Jim FRANKLIN (Germany): Four Sonority Variations (June 2016), 3 shakuhachi, 7 minutes
.........creation at the Pedralbes Monastery in Barcelona
.........concert "Masters of Japanese Music in the Cloisters"
.........with jim Franklin and Horacio Curti, shakuhachi
.........during the European Shakuhachi Summerschool, July 2016

.........Marc KOWALCZYK (Fr): 20151113, shakuhachi and koto (2016), 3 minutes 30
.........creation during the European Shakuhachi Summerschool
.........at Esmuc, Barcelona, July 2016
.........with Jean-François Lagrost, shakuhachi and Mieko Miyazaki, koto
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.........Rika SUZUKI (Fr): EVANESCENCE, duet for flute and shakuhachi (Oct 2015)
.........creation at the Conservatorium of Lorient (56, Fr) in November 2015
.........with Françoise GASCOIN on flute

.........Josep Maria GUIX (Spain): I NO NOMES EL VENT... (april 2013), 4 minutes
.........Benjamin DWYER (Ireland): JOUISSANCE (march 2013), 7 minutes (part 2)
.........pieces for shakuhachi solo
.........ordered by and created at the European Shakuhachi Summerschool
.........at l'Auditori in Barcelona, July 2013

.........Rika SUZUKI (France): AU DELA II (october 2012), 12 minutes
.........French Flute Orchestra (OFF) and shakuhachi
.........ordered by Pierre-Yves Artaud for the Flute Convention 2012
.........Conservatorium of Paris (CRR), november 2012
.........orchestra direction: Renaud FRANCOIS

.........Baptiste BOIRON (France): CHER AMI, TOMBEAU de CHOPIN (march 2012)
.........shakuhachi and cello (or viola da gamba)

.........Dan WALKER (Australia): THE AFTERMATH (2008), 12 minutes
.........shakuhachi (soloists and ensemble), children choir and percussions
.........World Shakuhachi Festival in Sydney, City Recital Hall, July 2008
.........soloists: Toshimitsu Ishikawa, Véronique Piron, Michiaki Okada
.........Karak percussions, TaikOz, Sydney Children's Choir

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