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Thirteen Drums

Catalogue numberBIS-1303 CD
Release date2004-05-28
Total time75:39

“Thirteen Drums” is not only the title of this disc, but also of what is probably the most well-known of the works recorded on it. Mika Takehara, the young Japanese percussionist whose recording début this is, has chosen works by six of her countrymen in a programme which focuses on the marimba. (Takehara’s teacher was the famous marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe, for whom several of this works were composed.) The two works for full percussion is the already mentioned Thirteen Drums, by veteran Maki Ishii, and Johali, by his much younger colleague Hideki Kozakura (b. 1970). The rest of the disc is taken up by pieces for solo marimba: a shimmering, kaleidoscopic universe of ripples and mirages, colours and rhythms.
The gifted Mika Takehara, now resident in Sweden, is an ideal guide to the land of Japanese percussion music, so don’t miss the opportunity!
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 11.09
Extra material for download
  Composer: Sueyoshi, Yasuo
01 Mirage for marimba 09:04 $ 1.36 USD
  Composer: Ishii, Maki
02 Thirteen Drums for percussion solo 13:43 $ 2.06 USD
  Composer: Miyoshi, Akira
03 Ripple for marimba 10:29 $ 1.57 USD
  Composer: Kozakura, Hideki
  Johali for solo percussion 16:44
04 I. 08:57 $ 1.34 USD
05 II. 07:47 $ 1.17 USD
  Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
06 Portrait of Forest for solo marimba 10:44 $ 1.61 USD
  Composer: Miki, Minoru
07 Time for marimba 13:12 $ 1.98 USD
  Album total 75:39
PercussionTakehara, Mika
ComposerIchiyanagi, Toshi
Ishii, Maki
Kozakura, Hideki
Miki, Minoru
Miyoshi, Akira
Sueyoshi, Yasuo

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