Appassionato Mov. Ⅲ – Heike Quarto – (composed by Daron Aric Hagen) Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Hikaru Tamaki, violoncello Recorded live at Jiyu-gakuen, Myonichi-kan Auditorium, Tokyo (June 22, 2019) Commissioned and premiered by Duo YUMENO (2015)
Frolicking With the Birds (composed by Marty Regan) Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Hikaru Tamaki, cello Recorded at Yumeria Hall, Tokyo (July 25, 2011) Commissioned and premiered by Duo YUMENO (2011) Album “Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon” available at here.
Tumbling From the Ninth Height of Heaven (composed by Thomas Osborne) Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Hikaru Tamaki, cello Recorded at Bond Chapel, University of Chicago (October 29, 2014) Revised premiere by Duo YUMENO (2014)
“Flowers, Birds, Wind, Moon” is a suite of duets, which was commissioned by Duo YUMENO to Marty Regan over the course of four years, based on the Japanese aesthetic concept of?Ka-ch?-f?-getsu?/ Flowers-Birds-Wind-Moon, four core images of nature that recur throughout Japanese literature and the arts. “In all of these works,” Marty Regan writes in the liner notes, “I attempt to evoke a hybrid musical soundscape where ? ? ? imagined boundaries between the “East” and “West” become blurred and transcended while seamlessly blending the two instruments so that become one harmonious musical voice. References to traditional Japanese music, while still present to some extent largely due to the presence of Read More …
Kimura built up a head of rhythmic steam…performed with poise and verve. – The Road for solo shamisen (composed by Yoko Sato) – http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/2017/08/women-composers-and-performers-reign-at-bargemusic/
…played with precision and deep feeling by the duo – Cantabile for koto and cello (composed by Daron Hagen) – http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/2016/09/worlds-collide-and-a-quiet-gem-stands-out-at-here-and-now-festival/
Shamisen that resonates with the world (in Japanese)