for amplified shakuhachi and audio playback
duration: approx 11 minutes
- Many will people will be aware of the physical and emotional state experienced directly after being the recipient of a violent crime (e.g. a mugging, a home invasion, an assault). In addition to the rush of adrenaline there may be panic, fear, anger and aggression, all within an overall state of confusion and disbelief.
- It is conceivable that the shakuhachi could be used as a weapon of self-defence in such situations, and this work uses the above reactions as a starting point.
- deliberately places the wonderfully mellifluous sound of the shakuhachi within a context of distorted, prerecorded violence. The CD part also demonstrates influences of electronic dance music and Japanese noise music.
Matthew Hindson, 2008
CD Recording Available?
- Not at this time.
- was premiered by Yoshio Kurahashi at the World Shakuhachi Festival in the City Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia on 5 July 2008.
A version for amplified bass flute and audio playback is under consideration.