Crazy Embai (2021)
for shō trio
Commissioned by Shōgirls (Japan)
ca. 18 min.
We are free to dance around in our confinement of our consciousness. However, that does not change the fact that we are still trapped within ourselves. In order to be truly free, we must deliberately deconstruct, refigure, and reinvent the state of existence. By doing so, we will at last be released from our imprisonment and create meaning for the chaos of life.
The work was commissioned by Shogirls (Kazue Tajima, Hanako Nakamura, and Remi Miura), and premiered in Ohmi Gakudō in Tokyo on August 29, 2021. Upon the passing of Tajima, this work was professionally recorded in Kitasenju BUoY by Chatori Shimizu, Hanako Nakamura, and Remi Miura with movement artist Yoko Murakami.
August 29, 2021 (World Premiere)
Ohmi Gakudo, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan
Shōgirls: Kazue Tajima (shō I), Hanako Nakamura (shō II), and Remi Miura (shō III)
January 10, 2023
BUoY, Tokyo, Japan
Chatori Shimizu (shō I), Hanako Nakamura (shō II), and Remi Miura (shō III), Yoko Murakami (movement artist)