Tribute to Toshi Ichiyanagi

01/27/2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute of NY

Duo YUMENO is joined by special guest Vicky Chow, one of the leading pianists of her generation, to present a tribute concert for Toshi Ichiyanagi (1933 – 2022), a protégé of John Cage and an esteemed Japanese composer who had a profound influence on the post-war Japanese music landscape.

The program will include music written for both traditional Japanese and Western instruments and looks back at his six-decade-long career. Highlights include Paraphrase for shamisen and cello (2019), which was commissioned by the duo, Time Sequence (1976), a dazzling piano solo in the style of minimal music, as well as Linked Poems of Autumn (1990), Ichiyanagi’s tribute to the Japanese koto-song tradition that features texts by Matsuo Bashō.

  • Paraphrase for shamisen and cello (2019)
  • Time Sequence for piano (1976)
  • Critical Zone for shamisen (1983)
  • Linked Poems of Autumn for koto and voice (1990)
  • Cosmic Harmony for cello and piano (1995)
  • Prelude for cello (2012)