Kokyu, a bowed string instrument unique to Japan, has a long history, but rarely plays a leading role.
This is a performance that tests the true value of kokyu with the theme of tradition and innovation of kokyu through kokyu honkyoku, bass kokyu solo, and sankyoku ensemble.
"Song of the Cicada" was composed by Kengyo Yoshizawa in the middle of the 19th century. This is a kokyu honkyoku with a melody reminiscent of the cries of a higurashi that makes the best use of the tones of the kokyu.
"Unryu" is newly created this time to pursue the possibility of bass solo kokyu. The world's only giant shamisen "Gogen" handed down in the Kineya Sakichi family will be played by rubbing it with a contrabass bow.
"Ishibashi" was established around the first half of the 18th century. In 2022, the kokyu will be played by the player himself. We will challenge the inheritance and development of precise and advanced kokyu dezuke, which has been passed down since Yoshizawa Kengyo.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Daisuke Kiba (Chinese bow and string)
Minako Kikutama (singing, koto)
Shintaro Okamura (singing, sangen)
Tomoya Nakai (singing, koto)
You can see the original information(Japanese).
Event and ticketing information
Date 2023/10/25(Wed) 19:00
Price 4,000 JPY(tax included)
Contact 木場大輔 胡弓の会 (古典空間内)
TEL: 03-5478-8265 (Only in Japanese.)
Period of Sale 2023/08/01(Tue) 10:00 ～ 2023/10/24(Tue) 23:59
Not the period of sale