Composer: Noriko Kawakami
Performer: Noriko Kawakami, Julia Spaeth, L’Art pour L’Art, Trio Ecco, Thürmchen Ensemble, Saxophonduo dialodia, Eva Zöllner, Naoko Kikuchi
Conductor: Erik Oña
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: NEOS Music
Size: 268 MB
03. Oh, die wilde Rose blühet
04. An der Staffelei
05. Im Traum, den das Chaos webt
06. Zwischen Immer und Nie
Japanese composer Noriko Kawakami left her homeland over 30 years ago. However, her contact to Japan has remained close, and the spiritual bond with her cultural roots has increased even further due to the spatial distance. More recently, Kawakami has also incorporated traditional Japanese instruments; in “Im Traum, der das Chaos webt” (In the dream that chaos weaves) she searched for possibilities of merging koto and accordion.
All six pieces on this CD were inspired by existential phenomena and literary sources – they also and especially reflect the tracing of hidden mental processes as an essential drive for Kawakami.
Noriko Kawakami (* 1955) studied composition in Tokyo, Freiburg and Essen. After a two-year stay in Paris, she now lives as a freelance composer in Cologne. Her works have been performed at numerous festivals and concert series around the world. As a guest lecturer, she was invited to the Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Music Seminar and Festival in Japan among others.