Thomas Piercy (hichiriki and clarinet)
Taka Kigawa (piano)
Pablo Aslan (bass)
James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi)
My piece "Spring Shoots" will be included!
"Tokyo to New York” - under the direction of Thomas Piercy - celebrates connections between Tokyo and New York City with a series of concerts in Tokyo and New York. The concerts feature new works composed for Western classical instruments as well as traditional Japanese instruments. They include a wide variety of styles of music, from Japanese avant-garde to American contemporary classical, abstract to minimalism, neo-Romantic to tango nuevo, J-pop to jazz-influenced pieces. The musicians of “Tokyo to New York” have had the opportunity to work with many of the Japanese and American composers programmed in these concerts. Since 2012, “Tokyo to New York” has performed over 60 world premiers and numerous Japan and United States Premiers.