Shiki to Unkai IV


World Premier of Shiki to Unkai IV (2015, duo for double bass and marimba) and Rift (2014, color video work), Pioneer Works, New York City

Japan Premier of Shiki to Unkai IV (2015, duo for double bass and marimba), Kioi Hall, Tokyo


Shiki to Unkai IV (2015)

for Double Bass and Marimba

ca. 8min

Program Note

  This work portrays the beauty and the harsh reality of the spring on the summit of Mt. Fuji. Spring (March to May in Japan) is, generally, a time of a year where new life is born. However, on Mt. Fuji, it is a time where harsh wind roars and avalanches blast. Beauty lies back to back with destruction. This piece contains repeated melodic motif, which in time will face a violent disruption.

  Shiki to Unkai IV was premiered by Lea Ivanovic (D.B) and Maiko Hosoda (mar.) in Pioneer Works, New York City, NY. Its premier was broadcasted live on Wave Farm Radio 90.7FM.

Past Performances

April 30, 2015 (World Premiere)

Amplitude Live

Pioneer Works, New York City, NY

Lea Ivanovic (Cb), Maiko Hosoda (Mar.)

June 28, 2015 (Japan Premiere)

Chatori Shimizu Portrait Concert 2015

Kioi Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Shun Hironaga (Cb), Ai Hashimura (Mar.)

July 9, 2019 (Indonesia Premiere)

Musicaphoria 2019

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Performer info not available

Public Broadcast

Wave Farm WGXC 90.7-FM

April 30, 2015