Wooden Fish Ensemble Plays Asian Folk Music and Hyo-shin Na's Music

Japanese folk song
Beauty of Yamagata Beauty of Yamagata

Korean folk song
Song of Contentment

Music of Hyo-shin Na
Great Noise for piano solo (2019)
Koto, Piano II (2016)
Melody of Wave II for shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute) and koto (Japanese zither) (2018)
Night Procession of the Hundred Demons for koto (2011)
Rain Study for piano solo (1999)

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.

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

Hyo-shin Na has written for western instruments, for traditional Korean instruments and has written music that combines western and Asian (Korean and Japanese) instruments and ways of playing. Her music for traditional Korean instruments is recognized by both composers and performers in Korea (particularly by the younger generation) as being uniquely innovative. Her writing for combinations of western and eastern instruments is unusual in its refusal to compromise the integrity of differing sounds and ideas; she prefers to let them interact, coexist and conflict in the music.

Thomas Schultz, piano
He has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time.

ShokoHikage, koto
In 2014, Hikage gave a solo recital with a program devoted to Hyo-shin Na's music for koto/bass koto at Buam Arts Hall in Seoul, Korea.

Yuki Endo, shinobue
She studied the Fue (Japanese bamboo flute) with Kohei Nishikawa at the Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, graduating in 2013. She has given solo recitals and ensemble performances in elementary schools through the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has appeared on “Nippon no Geino” (Performing Arts of Japan) on NHK TV. She also traveled to Bolivia with Pro Musica Nipponia to perform and share Japanese music and culture. She has performed with Misko Plavi, the Serbian accordionist. She enjoys collaborating with a variety of musicians and artists.