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Today, June 28, began with ,music and continued with series of music related stories.  Little after 8 am, I listened to NHK show featuring Dai Fujikura and his composition  “Longing from Afar.”  I have heard about this piece but have not heard any of the different versions.  I also wondered about how the composition of the music to be performed remotely may be different from regular composition.

In fact, I heard on NY Times Daily the other day that grade school children sang together in harmony on remote,  I hear that grade school children usually have hard time singing in harmony, but the teacher recorded each part and sent it to the kids who practiced on their own. After so many trial and error, the song was done wo beautifully.that I was very impressed with the idea. The piece the children sang was familiar tone, while “Longing from Afar” is the piece specifically composed for remote performance of various kinds.

 I also received a nice note from Yu Kosuge, well known pianist who performed with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra the other day.  I had some trouble finding the link (they changed it right before the performance-), but managed to hear Yu’s performance.  In her note, she also let me know that the archive version of the Suntory Chamber Garden concert she performed with T. Tsutsumi on Cello  would be available in early July.  (I will make sure I will listen.)

So it was Sunday with lots of music related tories, with a bit of twist.  Though I miss regular concert where I can join, this may offer many more possibilities for creative and innovative approach to music.

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