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Haiku (solo koto)

by Michael Whiticker (2008)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Koto.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Satsuki Odamura

Commission note: The In Repose project, driven by Sydney-based photographer Mayu Kanamori in 2006.

In Repose is a site-specific collaborative multi art form project with dance, music, visual projection, sound-scapes and installation, inspired by Japanese graves in Australia from the turn of the century. In Repose is a requiem: a work of kuyo, a Japanese term, which describes an act of ceremonial prayer or offering to respect, honour and calm the spirits of the deceased. Its origins are in Buddhism, and its practice has become a part of the Japanese spiritual culture with or without its religious connection. This work began as a process in which the Japanese migrant artists attempted to connect to the land in which they chose to live and die. As the project In Repose takes its shape, this connection has extended beyond the landscape at Belgian Gardens Cemetery in Townsville to the Japanese Cemetery in Broome, families of Broome who still bury their members in this cemetery and to the Japanese Cemetery in Thursday Island.

Performances of this work

1 May 2010: at In Repose (Japan Foundation).

10 Apr 2010: at In Repose (Japan Foundation).

Feb 07: In Repose project, Belgian Gardens Cemetery, Townsville

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