'Mirage' was written in 1971 and commissioned and premiered by Keiko Abe, who took the title from the French origin of the word which means “to look at oneself in the mirror.”…+ More details
This work was composed in 1970 and exists in two different versions, to be performed either by four players or only one player. Seasons was originally written to be performed on metal instruments…+ More details
A stay in Bali in 1976 marked a turning point in Claude Vivier’s career. Most of Vivier’s subsequent works show the influence of the atmosphere of this Pacific island. Pulau Dewata, whose…+ More details
Mutsuko and Riika Fujii performing at 'Salon 21: Japanese Music for Percussion' presented by Soundstreams at the Gardiner Museum on March 4th, 2013.+ More details
Carrousel is a quartet for keyboards: Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Marimba, and Piano. I think of this instrumentation as a way of “preparing” the piano part - not with bolts and rubber bits,…+ More details
Haruka and Rika Fujii consider this piece to be one of the greatest works in the percussion repertoire. The piece was inspired by the heavenly scenery with angels in the fresco painting of the Dun-Huang…+ More details
Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly), is a popular Japanese children’s folk song. The Japanese word for a firefly is “hotaru.” They have been a metaphor for passionate love in poetry since Man’you-shu…+ More details
Letters to God was commissioned by Mutsuko Fujii, and performed by Ms Fujii and the Nishi-Rokugo Boys and Girls Choir in 1985. Akira Miyoshi took inspiration from the children’s book 'Letters…+ More details
"Furusato" is a Japanese children's song composed by Teiichi Okano and written by Tatsuyuki Takada in 1914. The song laments the loss of and old (furu) village (sato) left behind by…+ More details
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