Yamanotesen To Ko

Jon Appleton

Yamanotesen To Ko

  • Jon Appleton
  • Year of composition: 1997
  • Duration: 8:30
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium

To Kojiro Umezaki

My most recent “musical storytelling” piece included here as I have recently been learning to be my own friend. It uses materials recorded while I was teaching at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan and riding the Yamanote Line (a train that circle central Tokyo). Some of the voices and all the sources derived from the shakuhachi were performed by the talented musician and sometime resident of Montréal, Sante Fe, New Mexico, Tokyo and Quechee, Vermont, Kojiro Umezaki to whom the work is dedicated.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]


  • November 14, 1997, Rien à voir (2): carte blanche, La Chapelle — scènes contemporaines, Montréal (Québec)