Wooden Fish Ensemble Concert - 'KOTO, VIOLIN'

The Wooden Fish Ensemble presents concerts of music and musicians from a variety of cultural and national backgrounds working together in a collaborative way. The Ensemble has presented concerts of traditional music from Asia and new music by a diverse group of composers that includes John Cage, Christian Wolff, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Feldman, Hyo-shin Na, Boudewijn Buckinx and Walter Zimmermann. They have given numerous world premieres.

Shoko Hikage, Koto/Bass Koto
Terrie Baune, Violin
Thomas Schultz, Piano
with special guest Yuki Endo, Shinobue (Japanese Bamboo Flute)

Wooden Fish Ensemble at the Maybeck
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors


Music by Hyo-shin Na:

Dirge for violin and piano (1999)
Cloud Study III for violin and piano (2018)
Koto, Violin for violin and bass koto (2016)
Cloud Study II for violin and bass koto (2017)
Melody of Wave II for shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute) and koto (Japanese zither) (2018)
Melody of Wave III for shinobue, violin, bass koto, and piano (2018)

Music by Tadao Sawai:

Chisana Haru (Touch of Spring) for koto solo (1976)
2 Folk Songs from Asia
'Koto, Violin' for violin and bass koto (2016) -
by Hyo-shin Na

KOTO, VIOLIN was composed for Terrie Baune and Shoko Hikage and was premiered at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in 2016. In KOTO, VIOLIN, the materials used are very limited, and there is no development of these materials.

Dirge for violin and piano (1997)
by Hyo-shin Na

DIRGE was completed in November, 1997 and was first played at Stanford University in January, 1998. Much of the melody in DIRGE has its origin in Sanyombul, a Korean folk song. The words to Sanyombul state: The sun that sets will rise again tomorrow / A life that passes will never return.

- Cloud Study II for violin and bass koto (2017) -
Hyo-shin Na

This piece was inspired by the way clouds move quickly and unexpectedly, always changing in shape and shade, floating and scattering. It was commissioned by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.